Saturday, 24 August 2013

Local Government Pay Claim for 2014 - we need members views

The UNISON NJC Committee met on Thursday, 1 August to discuss the contents of the NJC pay claim for 2014/15.  The Committee felt our core objectives should be to restore pay levels and ensure that the Living Wage becomes the basic rate of pay in local government.

The UNISON NJC Committee agreed to consult branches on the following two alternative options for the proposed 2014/15 NJC pay claim:

The Living Wage (LW) hourly rate to be the minimum pay rate, with an equivalent percentage increase on all other spinal column points


A flat rate increase of £1 an hour on all pay points, which would achieve the current Living Wage as the bottom NJC spinal column point

Full details of the pay claim consultation can be found here.

UNISON needs your views on what our negotiators should be aiming to achieve for the 2014 Local Government Pay Claim. Please read this blog entry, download the full pay claim document and let the branch know what you think by 3rd October 2013. You can talk to your UNISON steward, or phone 01934 634759 or email