Following a meeting of Local Government Representatives across Unison the union decided on Wednesday 27 April 2016 to accept the pay offer from the employers.
Head of Local Government Heather Wakefield said “Having talked to members in local government across England, Wales and Norther Ireland, we have decided that there are to be no further consultations and we have agreed to accept the employer’s pay offer for 2016/2018.”
The offer is for a pay deal that would cover the two years from April 2016. Those on spinal points 18-49 would receive 1% in year one and the same again the following year. For the lowest paid (those on spinal points 6-17) this would mean a pay rise of between 6.6% and 1.01% for the first year and between 3.4% and 1.3% the second year.
However, as this authority pays the Living Wage, if your revised pay scale is still below this (£8.25 per hour) you will not see an increase in your actual pay.
The offer also includes a joint review of the NJC Pay spine and term-time working for school support staff.
Revised pay scales – 2016-2018 pay scales
If you have any queries or concerns, please contact your Convenor for advice:
Children, Adult & Family Services – Justin Ashton – firstname.lastname@example.org
Place & Schools Based Staff – Brian Tomkinson – email@example.com
Public Health, Resources & Customer Services, City Director – Amber Robinson – firstname.lastname@example.org