Council and school support staff to be balloted for industrial action

UNISON’s NJC Committee, representing 400,000 members in local government in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, today agreed to ballot members for industrial action over pay.

UNISON members in local government were asked to vote on the employers’ pay offer of 1.75%, and 79% voted to reject it.

Work will now begin on preparing for an industrial action ballot, in which UNISON will ask members to vote ‘yes’ to taking action in support of their campaign for better pay.