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Monday, 31 March 2014

Time for action on local government pay

Tomorrow, 1 April, has been earmarked as a day of protest in support of the local government NJC 2014 pay campaign for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The protest will take place on the day the pay rise is due and branches will be campaigning to highlight the inadequacy of the 1% offer made by employers two weeks ago. Ballot preparations are underway and members are being consulted on industrial action. The case for action is overwhelming. No self respecting union can tolerate a situation where the pay of its local government members has fallen by 18% in real terms since 2010. Branch consultation ends on 17 April. Now is the time to deliver: