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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