Council and school workers have lost a staggering 21% of their take home pay since 2010. It means thousands of families are struggling to make ends meet, turning to food banks to put food on the table.
It’s time for the government to scrap the 1% cap on public sector pay and give our dedicated council workers and school workers a decent and long overdue pay rise.
Council and school workers deserve a pay rise!
The three NJC trade unions have submitted a joint pay claim for the majority of council and school workers, who are covered by the National Joint Council (NJC) Green Book collective agreement (14 June 2017).
Our claim is for:
The deletion of NJC Spinal Column Points (SCP) 6-9 to reach the Foundation Living Wage of £8.45 (UK) and £9.75 (London) and a 5% increase on all NJC pay points.
Help us fight the public sector pay cap
What YOU can do:
- Get involved on social media: Use #ScrapTheCap hashtag.
- Organise a joint union lobby of your next council meeting: Brief your councillors on the background to the pay claim, seek their support for the motion on NJC Pay. Ensure that they make urgent representations to the LGA in support of the motion.
- Arrange a meeting with your local Member of Parliament: Brief him/her on the pay claim and the reasons why council and school workers need a pay rise. Seek their support and ask him/her to call on the Prime Minister to end public sector pay restraint.
- Please share your story. Simply fill in the short form below - your voice, your story.
- Sign and circulate the TUC Petition on Public Sector Pay
- Not in a union? Then join Unite.
Thanks so much for your help.
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