We've submitted our pay claim for £1 an hour more with the employers. The fight to get local government workers fair pay, for a fair day's work goes on.
1% is not acceptable
The trade union side of the NJC for Local Government says 1% is not acceptable and industrial action inevitable
UNISON, Unite and the GMB, the trade unions representing 1.6 million local government workers, have met today 26 February to discuss the NJC pay claim for 2014-2015 and the employers’ response. The following statement was agreed by the three unions:
The NJC Trade Union Side:
• Deplores the Employers’ failure to make an offer on 14 February 2014 and their statement on 21 February 2014, that a 1% remit would not be negotiable.
• Rejects any pegging of NJC pay to the National Minimum Wage.
• Reiterates the view expressed by our members last year that 1% for 2014/15 will not be acceptable.
In light of the above, the NJC Trade Union Side believes industrial action looks inevitable and is preparing accordingly.
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