NJC Pay Consultation

In the Summer edition of Battling for Bolton (Issue 20) the Branch gave an update on the pay claim for Council & School workers:

We all need a pay rise!

This set out our joint union pay claim which is for a 10% increase.
Since then, a final pay offer has been received. UNISON’s National NJC Committee met on 28th July to consider the Employers’ offer which is as follows:

A 1.75% pay increase from 1 April 2021, with 2.75% for those on paypoint 1. The union has agreed strongly to recommend that members VOTE TO REJECT THIS PAY OFFER.

THE OFFER:

One year from 1 April 2021
Pay point 1: 2.75% – achieves bottom rate of £9.50
Pay points 2 and above: 1.75%
Completion of term time review
Issues from conditions claim (in light of material we submitted) on:

Homeworking – discussions on joint framework guidance, but no homeworking allowance
Mental Health – discussions on joint guidance
Family Leave and Pay – asked for more detail; ‘wait and see’ on most of it as government is going to bring forward reforms but will incorporate new statutory provisions for neo-natal leave and pay into the Green Book

THE BRANCH WILL HOLD MEMBER MEETINGS IN WORKPLACES AND VIA ZOOM
1st September 10 am, 1pm and 5pm will be the first of many 45 minute meetings.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86166461978?pwd=Nmx0NnJnbjhYaXpqY3B5VDl3NHhCQT09
Meeting ID: 861 6646 1978
Passcode: 135562

 

Further information can be found in the linked PDF.

Branch NJC Pay Bulletin 3