GMB, UNISON and Unite have received a letter from the local government employers outlining a proposed two-year pay deal for council and school support staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
GMB representatives including our Branch Secretary Darren James, will consider the offer at a special meeting to be held on Wednesday 13th December. Following this meeting GMB will write to all members.
To ensure that your voice is heard in the pay talks join GMB today online or join us at our event at Sandwell Council House from 10am on Friday 8th December 2017 to find out more about the pay offer and the benefits of being a GMB member.
The pay offer covers the two years from 1 April 2018. It would mean a 2% wage rise next April for the majority of council and school support staff currently earning more than £19,430, and a further 2% in April 2019.
The local government employers are also proposing to give lower paid staff a higher wage rise – of up to 16% over the two years.
The proposals also include a revamp of National Joint Council pay scales.
GMB National Secretary Rehana Azam said: “Local government workers are suffering the worst squeeze on their pay in living memory. We have been clear throughout that the years of pay pinching must be brought to an end with decent pay rises”