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LGA Rejects Additional UNISON NJC Pay Claim for 2017

LGA Rejects Additional UNISON NJC Pay Claim for 2017-18

 

LGA REJECTS ADDITIONAL UNISON NJC PAY CLAIM
FOR 2017
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The NJC Committee met 13th October to consider the results of the UNISON consultation over
the additional NJC pay claim for 2017-2018. The consultation arose from Emergency
Composite A, carried at 2016 Local Government Conference.
The Composite, derived from motions from the Manchester, Lambeth, Southwark and Tower
Hamlets branches, instructed the SGE:
“To submit an NJC Pay Claim for 2017/18 and to commence the process of consulting with
branches and members on the composition of this claim after the Conference”.
The NJC Committee considered the composite at its meeting in August and decided to
consult branches over a claim for a flat rate increase of £1 an hour on all NJC pay points.
The UNISON consultation ended on 7 October.
 
GMB and Unite did not support the submission of an additional claim.
Results of UNISON consultation
50% of branches responded to
the consultation, broadly in line with previous consultations
over a proposed pay claim. 73% supported the NJC Committee’s proposed claim and 26%
rejected it–a much higher proportion than in previous years. In 2016 3% rejected the
proposed claim and 1% in 2015.
 
Claim submitted to LGA–
LGA responds
The Committee noted the results of the consultation and agreed to submit the claim
immediately to the LGA. The claim was submitted on 13 October.
The LGA’s response received today, 14 October, is attached to this bulletin. As you will see,
the employers have rejected the claim because:
“The Employers are very clearly of the view that the NJC reached, in good faith, an
agreement on pay on 16 May 2016 that covers the period to 31 March 2018”
 
The campaign
for a fair deal in 2018 and funding for the pay spine review begins now!
The NJC Committee agreed that all our efforts now need to go into campaigning for a
positive outcome from the review of the pay spine and a decent offer in 2018. A further 1%
pay offer for the majority in 2018/19 would not be acceptable. The Committee also felt that
the review of the NJC pay spine, agreed as part of the 2016
 
2018 settlement, needs
additional funding to ensure an outcome which is fair to all and tackles inequality in
pay within the public sector. NJC pay is the lowest in the public sector, from the bottom to the top
of the pay spine.
It was therefore agreed to start a campaign of political lobbying, which will call on branches
and Regions to lobby councillors and MP’s for a fairer deal for school and council workers
and for funding of the review of the pay spine. The union will also work to establish groups of
parliamentary advocates within the English, Welsh and Northern Ireland parliaments to
speak out for council and school workers and commission research to support a better deal
for NJC workers in future.
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