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Local Government workers deserve fair pay

Calling Unite local government members,

Get ready to have your say on local government pay!

Your consultative ballot:
OPENS: 22/08/22
CLOSES: 14/10/22

With real inflation (RPI) running at over 12 per cent, the Employers pay offer of £1,925 for local government workers is another real terms pay cut, on all pay spines

The truth is it’s an insult.

And while the extra day’s leave is a union win after years of campaigning, it’s not enough to make up for yet another below inflation, pay cut.

Local government workers deserve better

We want YOU to get the inflation-busting pay rise you and your families deserve.

So we’re giving YOU and all our local government members a chance to have a say on the Employers insulting pay offer. This is an electronic consultative ballot. Vote online. Look out for an email, text message or a letter from us, and use the QR code to vote.

Vote YES for strike action
VOTE to REJECT the pay offer

3 things to do!

  1. Check your email, post and text message, then use the QR code to vote YES for strike action. Reject the offer.
  2. Check you can VOTE by logging into MyUnite and updating your membership details
  3. Talk to your colleagues and spread the word. Every vote counts. Don’t miss out.

 

What does the pay offer mean for you? 

GREEN BOOK - National Joint Council (NJC) for Local Government Services (Single Status)

 

Current Spine

 

Employers offer:

An increase of £1,925 on all pay points

 

RPI was 11.1% in April 2022

Spine points

2021-22

2022-23

 

2022-23

Annual Pay

Annual Pay

Weekly pay

Hourly (37hrs)

% pay rise

 

Real-terms change (£)

Real-terms change (%)

1

£18,332

£20,257

£388

£10.50

10.5%

 

-£110

-0.6%

2

£18,517

£20,442

£392

£10.60

10.4%

 

-£130

-0.7%

3

£18,887

£20,812

£399

£10.79

10.2%

 

-£171

-0.9%

4

£19,264

£21,189

£406

£10.98

10.0%

 

-£213

-1.1%

5

£19,650

£21,575

£414

£11.18

9.8%

 

-£256

-1.3%

6

£20,043

£21,968

£421

£11.39

9.6%

 

-£300

-1.5%

7

£20,443

£22,368

£429

£11.59

9.4%

 

-£344

-1.7%

8

£20,852

£22,777

£437

£11.81

9.2%

 

-£390

-1.9%

9

£21,269

£23,194

£445

£12.02

9.1%

 

-£436

-2.0%

10

£21,695

£23,620

£453

£12.24

8.9%

 

-£483

-2.2%

11

£22,129

£24,054

£461

£12.47

8.7%

 

-£531

-2.4%

12

£22,571

£24,496

£470

£12.70

8.5%

 

-£580

-2.6%

13

£23,023

£24,948

£478

£12.93

8.4%

 

-£631

-2.7%

14

£23,484

£25,409

£487

£13.17

8.2%

 

-£682

-2.9%

15

£23,953

£25,878

£496

£13.41

8.0%

 

-£734

-3.1%

16

£24,432

£26,357

£505

£13.66

7.9%

 

-£787

-3.2%

17

£24,920

£26,845

£515

£13.91

7.7%

 

-£841

-3.4%

18

£25,419

£27,344

£524

£14.17

7.6%

 

-£896

-3.5%

19

£25,927

£27,852

£534

£14.44

7.4%

 

-£953

-3.7%

20

£26,445

£28,370

£544

£14.71

7.3%

 

-£1,010

-3.8%

21

£26,974

£28,899

£554

£14.98

7.1%

 

-£1,069

-4.0%

22

£27,514

£29,439

£565

£15.26

7.0%

 

-£1,129

-4.1%

23

£28,227

£30,152

£578

£15.63

6.8%

 

-£1,208

-4.3%

24

£29,174

£31,099

£596

£16.12

6.6%

 

-£1,313

-4.5%

25

£30,094

£32,019

£614

£16.60

6.4%

 

-£1,415

-4.7%

26

£30,984

£32,909

£631

£17.06

6.2%

 

-£1,514

-4.9%

27

£31,894

£33,820

£649

£17.53

6.0%

 

-£1,615

-5.1%

28

£32,798

£34,723

£666

£18.00

5.9%

 

-£1,716

-5.2%

29

£33,486

£35,411

£679

£18.35

5.7%

 

-£1,792

-5.4%

30

£34,373

£36,298

£696

£18.81

5.6%

 

-£1,890

-5.5%

31

£35,336

£37,261

£715

£19.31

5.4%

 

-£1,997

-5.7%

32

£36,370

£38,295

£734

£19.85

5.3%

 

-£2,112

-5.8%

33

£37,568

£39,493

£757

£20.47

5.1%

 

-£2,245

-6.0%

34

£38,553

£40,478

£776

£20.98

5.0%

 

-£2,354

-6.1%

35

£39,570

£41,495

£796

£21.51

4.9%

 

-£2,467

-6.2%

36

£40,578

£42,503

£815

£22.03

4.7%

 

-£2,579

-6.4%

37

£41,591

£43,516

£835

£22.56

4.6%

 

-£2,692

-6.5%

38

£42,614

£44,539

£854

£23.09

4.5%

 

-£2,805

-6.6%

39

£43,570

£45,495

£873

£23.58

4.4%

 

-£2,911

-6.7%

40

£44,624

£46,549

£893

£24.13

4.3%

 

-£3,028

-6.8%

41

£45,648

£47,573

£912

£24.66

4.2%

 

-£3,142

-6.9%

42

£46,662

£48,587

£932

£25.18

4.1%

 

-£3,254

-7.0%

43

£47,665

£49,590

£951

£25.70

4.0%

 

-£3,366

-7.1%

Historic Real Terms loss on the NJC Spine from March 2009 – March 2021

Old SCP

2009/10

2021/22

Current SCP

Old SCP if inflated by RPI to March 2022

Real-terms change (£)

Real-terms change (%)

4

£12,145

 

 

£18,594

-£261

-1.4

5

£12,312

 

 

£18,850

-£517

-2.8

6

£12,489

£18,333

1

£19,121

-£788

-4.3

7

£12,787

£18,333

£19,577

-£1,244

-6.8

8

£13,189

£18,516

2

£20,192

-£1,676

-9.1

9

£13,589

£18,516

£20,805

-£2,289

-12.4

10

£13,874

£18,887

3

£21,241

-£2,354

-12.5

11

£14,733

£18,887

£22,556

-£3,669

-19.4

12

£15,039

£19,264

4

£23,025

-£3,761

-19.5

13

£15,444

£19,264

£23,645

-£4,381

-22.7

14

£15,725

£19,650

5

£24,075

-£4,425

-22.5

15

£16,054

£19,650

£24,579

-£4,929

-25.1

16

£16,440

£20,043

6

£25,170

-£5,127

-25.6

17

£16,830

£20,043

£25,767

-£5,724

-28.6

18

£17,161

£20,444

7

£26,273

-£5,829

-28.5

19

£17,802

£20,852

8

£27,255

-£6,403

-30.7

20

£18,453

£21,269

9

£28,252

-£6,983

-32.8

 

 

£21,695

10

 

 

 

21

£19,126

£22,129

11

£29,282

-£7,153

-32.3

22

£19,621

£22,571

12

£30,040

-£7,469

-33.1

 

 

£23,023

13

 

 

 

23

£20,198

£23,484

14

£30,923

-£7,439

-31.7

24

£20,858

£23,953

15

£31,934

-£7,981

-33.3

 

 

£24,432

16

 

 

 

25

£21,519

£24,920

17

£32,946

-£8,026

-32.2

 

 

£25,419

18

 

 

 

26

£22,221

£25,927

19

£34,020

-£8,093

-31.2

27

£22,958

£26,446

20

£35,149

-£8,703

-32.9

 

 

£26,975

21

 

 

 

28

£23,708

£27,514

22

£36,297

-£8,783

-31.9

29

£24,646

£28,226

23

£37,733

-£9,507

-33.7

30

£25,472

£29,174

24

£38,998

-£9,824

-33.7

31

£26,276

£30,095

25

£40,229

-£10,134

-33.7

32

£27,052

£30,984

26

£41,417

-£10,433

-33.7

33

£27,849

£31,895

27

£42,637

-£10,742

-33.7

34

£28,636

£32,798

28

£43,842

-£11,044

-33.7

35

£29,236

£33,486

29

£44,760

-£11,274

-33.7

36

£30,011

£34,373

30

£45,947

-£11,574

-33.7

37

£30,851

£35,336

31

£47,233

-£11,897

-33.7

38

£31,754

£36,371

32

£48,615

-£12,244

-33.7

39

£32,800

£37,568

33

£50,217

-£12,649

-33.7

40

£33,661

£38,553

34

£51,535

-£12,982

-33.7

41

£34,549

£39,571

35

£52,894

-£13,323

-33.7

42

£35,430

£40,578

36

£54,243

-£13,665

-33.7

43

£36,313

£41,591

37

£55,595

-£14,004

-33.7

44

£37,206

£42,614

38

£56,962

-£14,348

-33.7

45

£38,042

£43,570

39

£58,242

-£14,672

-33.7

46

£38,961

£44,624

40

£59,649

-£15,025

-33.7

47

£39,855

£45,648

41

£61,018

-£15,370

-33.7

48

£40,741

£46,662

42

£62,374

-£15,712

-33.7

Calculations based on a 53.1 per cent change in the RPI rate between
March 2009 and March 2021. Inflation values are taken from ONS Consumer Price
Inflation time series data publication (13 April 2022). Figures are rounded.

 

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