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Pay Offer for 2018-2020 Received

GMB, UNISON and Unite have received a letter from the local government employers outlining a proposed two-year pay deal for council and school support staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The three unions representing local government staff will now put the offer to their respective committees for consideration. UNISON meet on 14 December.
The offer covers the two years from 1 April 2018. It would mean a 2% wage rise next April for the majority of council and school support staff currently earning more than £19,430, and a further 2% in April 2019.
The local government employers are also proposing to give lower paid staff a higher wage rise – of up to 16% over the two years.
The proposals also include a revamp of National Joint Council pay scales.
UNISON head of local government Heather Wakefield said: “Council and school support staff are the lowest paid workers across our public services and are long overdue a wage rise above the 1% cap.
“The government must now come up with the cash to fund local government properly so councils have the money to give their staff a wage increase that doesn’t put more services or jobs at risk.”

Whilst the 2% offer is welcomed it is still below the current rate of inflation at 4%. West Midlands delegates to UNISON’s negotiating body on pay have been mandated to seek a consultative ballot. News from the 14 December meeting will be posted on this site as soon as possible.

Attached is the employers circular that details the complex offer.

Emp Circ Pay Offer 05Dec17[974]

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