UNISON has launched a consultation for local government members, working in schools and councils to decide whether to accept or reject your pay offer for 2021.
Despite your courage and sacrifice throughout COVID-19, most council and school workers have only been offered 1.75%. With inflation at 3.9%, that’s a real terms pay cut. The value of local government pay has fallen by a quarter since 2010. You went out to work, so that others could stay home.
UNISON is clear – council and school workers deserve a fair and proper pay rise.
We strongly recommend members vote to reject this unfair offer.
Webinar and Virtual Meetings
UNISON are organising a webinar, so that members and branches can learn more about the pay offer and ask questions. This will take place via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 7 September 2021 and the meeting will run from 12:30 – 1:30pm. Registration is not required and interested members can attend on the day using this link: bit.ly/3gRAkUJ.
Manchester Branch are also organising virtual meetings for our branch members on NJC T&Cs. We have two meetings taking place on Tuesday 14 September at 12:00pm and 5:00pm. Members will be able to book their free place by visiting our Eventbrite page and this will go live shortly.
As part of the registration process, members will have the opportunity to submit their questions in advance for the panel to consider.
Following the webinar and virtual meetings, there will be a consultation ballot on the pay offer and where possible, we will run this as an electronic ballot by sending a unique link to each member for whom we have an email address recorded.
Members without an email address will be issued with a postal ballot and pre-paid return envelope to ensure everyone affected can have their say.
If we do not already hold your email address and you are happy to be contacted via this method, please add this information to your record by updating your details at my.unison.org.uk, or by emailing the branch office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the latest information on the NJC pay consultation you can visit the campaign page on the national UNISON website.