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Monday, 25 February 2013

Local government national bargaining put in jeopardy by derisory NJC pay offer

Last week the local government employers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland made a bizarre two 'option' pay offer with their preferred option being 1% on all pay points with strings - changes to terms and conditions including detrimental changes to mileage rates.

UNISON’s NJC committee meets on Wednesday to consider the offer and Heather Wakefield, UNISON’s national secretary for local government, has made it clear that what's on the table is not good enough: ‘Pay bargaining in councils will be at breaking point if nothing more is put on the table beyond the current ‘two-option’ offer. Retaining the goodwill of staff is critical to the very survival of local government’