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New payscales agreed at Sandwell Council

Back in December 2017, the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC), offered a pay deal covering the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.
This pay offer broke the #PayPinch and affected members on NJC terms and conditions and on Bands A to J (inc.)
Following workplace ballots early 2018 GMB members voted to agree this deal.

The first year of this pay offer, was implemented on 1 April 2018, which was a percentage increase to all spinal column points, 2% for the majority and bottom loading up to SCP 19.
The second year of this pay offer also included the introduction of a ‘new national pay spine’ on 1 April 2019.

GMB reps along with Unison and Unite colleagues have successfully negotiated a new pay structure at Sandwell Council and are pleased that this was passed through Cabinet on 9th January 2019.

GMB reps will be visiting workplace throughout February to discuss any queries members may have in relation to the new payscales.

You can also contact branch office or speak to your local rep for more information.

Posted: 16th January 2019

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