1.5% local government pay offer is insulting, says UNISON

UNISON’s NJC Committee, the union’s national committee for local government pay, met this morning and rejected the employers’ 1.5% pay offer.

UNISON is calling on the local government employers to enter urgent negotiations so that this offer can be improved.

UNISON members are also deeply frustrated at the long delay in resolving term time working issues for school support staff and others, and we are seeking reassurances that this work will be prioritised.

UNISON South West regional secretary Joanne Kaye said:

“The union’s claim is for a 10% increase, so for an offer of 1.5% to be tabled is insulting.

“The offer shows a blatent disregard for for the hard work and sacrifices made by school support staff and local government workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, providing essential services and keeping our communities safe and well.”