UPDATE:  A message to Unite local government members

The local government’s employers’ pay offer of 1.75% is an insult, and with inflation running at 3.8% it’s in fact a real terms pay cut.

So from Wednesday 1 September to Monday 4 October, we’re giving YOU and every one of our local government members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland a chance to have a say on the Employers’ derisory 1.75% pay offer (2.75% for those on the bottom pay point.)

You are #WorthMore, which is why Unite is recommending that you reject this pathetic pay offer. This is an electronic consultative industrial action ballot. Please check your inbox and phone for a text from us

Local government workers have been there for us during the Covid-19 crisis, emptying our bins, cleaning our streets, caring for our elderly, young and vulnerable.

Together let's demand pay justice for our council workers because they're not low skilled, they're low valued.

Since 2010 local government workers have lost around a quarter of their wages in real terms, yet their bills keep rising. 

Please help us put pressure on the Local Government Employers and the government to fully fund and give councils workers the proper pay rise they deserve. Unite and our sister unions are calling for a 'substantial uplift of at least 10 percent.  They've earned it.