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National Unison has offically announced today (10/04/18) that it has accepted the pay offer from the Local Government Association. National Secretary Heather Wakefield wrote to members today about the offer which covers April 2018 to March 2020.

She wrote: 

The key features of the pay offer are:

  • 16% pay increase for those currently on the lowest scale point (scp) 6 over two years
  • pay increase of between 15% and 4.3% for those on current scp’s 7 – 28
  • 4.04% over two years for those above current scp 29 – including those above scp 49
  • new pay spine from 2019, with new scale points 1-43 and even 2% pay gaps between scp’s 6-28

 

Birmingham branch understands that employees may see the increase in their pay packets within the next few months, but whenever it is made, pay increases will be backdated to April 2018.

(For details of the pay rise from spinal point 6-19 see article below from 16/10/18) 

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PAY offer latest update: (20/03/18)

Unison has reversed its decision to recommend members reject a 2% pay offer to most council workers after the result of the first consultation was deemed too close to be conclusive.

In a briefing to members by Unison national secretary for local government Heather Wakefield.  said 50.44% of members voted to reject the offer, with 48.66% in favour of accepting it.

However, overall 62.4% of branches and eight of 11 regions voted to accept the offer.

She said since the offer has been narrowly rejected overall, but accepted by the majority of branches and regions, Unison members of the National Joint Committee (NJC) had “reluctantly” agreed to “amend its recommendation to acceptance of the pay offer”.

Unison will now consult “branches via regions” on the revised recommendation, with a result expected soon after a deadline for responses on 5 April.

She aslso stated that “Branches are not being asked to re-consult members on the pay offer but seek member feedback on the NJC Committee’s question as best they can in the timescale given.”

The response of Unison members is likely to prove decisive as the union represents the largest number of local government workers.

The pay offer would mean the majority of staff, which is those earning an annual salary of £19,430 or more, would receive a 2% pay rise from April 2018 and a further 2% rise in April 2019.

It also includes the introduction of a new national pay spine on 1 April 2019.(see story below)

( taken from Local Government Chronicle)

In other news the Inflation figures were published today as a slight fall to 2.7% Therefore the majority of members will get a below inflation pay award should this deal go ahead.

 

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More details have emerged of the pay offer. (16/01/18)

from 1/04/18

on SCP 6 £1,380 =9,19% 
on SCP 7 £1,380 =9.13%
on SCP 8 £1,380 =9.05%
on SCP 9  £1,380 =8.98%
on SCP 10 £1,250 =8.01%
on SCP 11 £1,200 =7.59%
on SCP 12 £1,050 =6.51%
onSCP 13 £900 =5.46%
on SCP 14 £900 =5.36%
on SCP 15 £900 =5.27%
on SCP 16 £900 =5.17%
on SCP 17 £900 = 5.06%
on SCP 18 £800 =4.43%
on SCP 19 £700 =3.73%

ON SCP 20 and above a 2% pay increase. Inflation is currently at 3%.

These increases are NJC scale points NOT grades.

From 1 April 2019 the Local Government Association are proposing a revised pay spine. 

Their proposals are that current SCP 6-7 will be the new SCP 1 = £17,364 at £9.00 per hour. This will then rise, as every two old spinal points become one new one, in the lower points. It will end on SCP 49 becoming new SCP 43 ; £45,591 = £23.63 per hour.

 

 

 

 
 
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