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History of NJC LGS Pay Negotiations for 2014 - 15

Local Government Pay 2014 Update - 10 October

In response to queries from a number of councils, the LGA has issued a circular confirming details of the proposals that are to be discussed. This is not a formal pay offer and both employers side and employees side need to seek views on this proposal from those that they represent.

Employers Circular PDF 186Kb dated 10 October 2014

Strike action on 14 October 2014 called off

All three unions have confirmed that they have called off the one-day strike planned for Tuesday, 14 October. This now allows time for the unions and employers to seek views on new pay proposals. We will shortly have details of a regional pay briefing where the details will be discussed and views sought.

(updated 9 October 2014)

Local Government Pay 2014 Update - 26 September

The LGA have circulated an employer's circular providing an update on the discussions that have been taking place between the National Employers and trades unions. You will see here that a revised proposal was made to the unions if they were prepared to call off the strike planned for 14 October and consult with their membership in parallel with the Employers consulting with councils. Whilst GMB and Unite were prepared to accede to this proposal and consult with their membership, Unison were not prepared to do this.

Employers Circular PDF 185Kb dated 26 September 2014

Local Government Pay 2014 Update - 9 September

If the pay dispute is not resolved by 01 October 2014, when the National Minimum Wage increases to £6.50 per hour, SCP 5 will fall below the NMW level. The NJC have advised that councils should ensure that the salaries of those employees paid on SCP 5 or below should be increased in accordance with the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2014, with effect from 01 October 2014. Please see the NJC circular below for further information.

NJC Circular dated 09 September 2014

Local Government Pay 2014 - 7 July

The LGA sent a circular on 7 July 2014 to all Chief Executives for information and update regarding the pay offer.

LGA Circular PDF 168Kb dated 07 July 2014

Unite confirmed strike action

On 01 July 2014, Unite announced the outcome of the ballot for strike action following the rejection of the Employers final pay offer. They confirmed that 68.2% of votes cast were in favour of strike action on 10 July 2014.

GMB confirmed strike action

On 27 June 2014, GMB confirmed strike action on 10 July following a ballot of members that saw a 73% vote in favour of going on strike.

UNISON confirmed strike action

UNISON confirmed on 23 June 2014 that its local government and school support staff members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be taking one day of strike action on 10 July in support of better pay. The decision was taken following a yes vote in a strike ballot.

Local Government Pay Dispute Latest

The LGA sent a circular on 29 May 2014 to all Chief Executives containing key messages that councils may wish to use in communications to their employees during the period of the current union strike ballots.

LGA Circular PDF 179Kb dated 29 May 2014

LGA's response to UNISON's ballot

UNISON has advised their intention to ballot members for strike action and the Employers urging UNISON and Unite to reconsider the decision and that this will not result in an improved pay offer for 2014 from the Employers.

UNISON's letter PDF 684Kb to LGA

LGA's response PDF 174Kb to UNISON's letter

Unite rejects offer

Unite has announced that its members have voted to reject the Employers’ pay offer “by a 90 per cent margin” and its intention to ballot for industrial action. The strike ballot will open in early June and the result will be known later that month. GMB is expected to announce the outcome of its consultative ballot next week.

(updated on 30 April 2014)

UNISON rejects offer

Unison has announced that its members have voted to reject the Employers’ pay offer and its intention to ballot for industrial action. The circular issued by LGA reaffirms that the Employers’ offer is final and includes a link to the LGA’s guidance on planning for and dealing with industrial action.

(updated on 24 April 2014)

Joint Secretaries meeting scheduled

GMB’s local government committee met on Monday 31 March and voted to consult its members on the pay offer with a recommendation to reject – taking the same line as UNISON and Unite. There is a Joint Secretaries meeting scheduled for Wednesday 9 April.

(updated on 3 April 2014)

National Employers made pay offer

The National Employers formally responded, on 20 March 2014, to the Trade Union Side's pay claim. The following final offer has been made to the unions:

  • £580 on pay point 5 with effect from 1 April 2014

  • £550 on pay point 6 with effect from 1 April 2014

  • £400 on pay point 7 with effect from 1 April 2014

  • £275 on pay point 8 with effect from 1 April 2014

  • £200 on pay point 9 with effect from 1 April 2014

  • £175 on pay point 10 with effect from 1 April 2014

  • 1.0% on pay points 11 and above with effect from 1 April 2014

Please see letter to the trade unions and Employer's press release for further details.

(updated on 21 March 2014)