After our national negotiators' rejection of the two ‘options’ in their first pay offer, the Local Government Employers (LGE) came back to UNISON with a final offer in writing on 25 April. The revised offer is:
- 1% on all pay points from 1 April 2013
- Deletion of scale point 4 (the bottom pay point) from 1 October 2013
There are around 28,000 employees – mostly women working part-time - on scale point 4, who would move onto the revised scale point 5 in October. This would mean a 1% increase for them between April and 30 September and a further 1.4% increase on 1 October. Overall they would move from £6.30 to £6.45 – a 2.4% increase.
The revised pay offer no longer includes changes to terms and conditions, but the Local Government Employers have made it clear that they are looking to break with national bargaining, unless UNISON and the other local government trade unions agree to look at changes to terms and conditions.