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May 1, 2018

Apr 27, 2018

Apr 16, 2018

The Dudley LG Branch AGM was on 13th April 2018. The elections for the Branch Secretary positions had been suspended because of a complaint received by the Regional Office in regards to the election process and so no branch secretaries were elected at the AGM.

The investigation into the complaint is still on-going. I understand that this is frustrating for members and representatives. I am expecting a conclusion to the complaint in the next few weeks, after which the Branch will be able to move forward in electing branch secretaries. Thank you for bearing with the Branch and the Region at this time.

Claire Campbell

Apr 13, 2018

2018 and 2019 PAYSCALES & ALLOWANCES Agreement has been reached between the National Employers and the NJC Trade Union Side on rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2018 and 1 April 2019. UNISON and GMB both voted to accept whilst Unite voted to reject. However, in line with the Constitution of the NJC, Unite accepts the collective majority decision of the other unions that the pay award should now be implemented.

Please see attached circular for new pay rates.

Apr 12, 2018

UNISON has accepted the Local Government Association’s two-year pay offer, covering the period April 2018 – March 2020.

The previous membership consultation resulted in a very narrow overall vote to reject the offer, but members in 8 out of 11 Regions had voted to accept it. The NJC Committee therefore sought further feedback from those branches who had responded to the membership consultation on its recommendation to accept. 

79% of branches and 10 out of 11 Regions have now voted to accept the pay offer. This feedback was confirmed in a formal acceptance vote by the NJC Committee. 

The key features of the pay offer are:

  • A 16% pay increase for those currently on the lowest scale point (SCP) 6, over two years.
  • A pay increase of between 15% and 4.3% for those on the current SCPs 7 – 28.
  • 4.04% increase over two years, for those above the current SCP 29, including those above SCP 49.
  • A new pay spine from 2019, with new scale points 1-43 and even 2% pay gaps between SCPs 6-28.


The Local Government Association have been notified of UNISON’s decision to accept the pay offer. We are meeting with the other unions (GMB and Unite) to agree and hopefully align our position this week – then the offer can be formally accepted and implemented.

Apr 10, 2018
UNISON members have very narrowly rejected the LGA’s pay offer, with 50.44% voting to reject.
68.18% of branches and 8 out of 11 Regions have voted to accept the offer
The UNISON NJC Committee has therefore agreed to reluctantly amend its recommendation to acceptance of the pay offer
Branches are being asked to seek member feedback on the NJC Committee’s question: ‘Do you agree with the NJC Committee’s revised decision to accept the 2018-20 NJC pay offer.’
The deadline for this feedback is 12 noon on Thursday 5 April 2018.

Mar 20, 2018
Feb 23, 2018

Please see the attached leaflet for UNISON's response to the offer.

Feb 16, 2018

Unite the Union coaches leave 8am from West Brom and Birmingham - please contact Sallie O'Prey 0121 647 4832 for reservations.

NHS IN CRISIS - FIX IT NOW national demo

12pm, Saturday 3 February 2018
Assemble: Gower Street, London WC1

Jan 30, 2018
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