Local Government Workers to Strike on 14 October 2014 - UPDATED

As you know, the three unions – UNISON, GMB and Unite - submitted an initial claim for 2014-2015 for a minimum increase of £1 an hour on all scale points to achieve the Living Wage for the lowest paid and to begin to restore the 18% lost earnings for members above the bottom pay point. At the moment, 450,000 NJC workers earn £6.45 pence an hour - £1.20 an hour less than the Living Wage.

Stars in Our Schools

Get involved in our campaign to be in with a chance of winning £150 for the winning member and £300 for the winning school or academy for an environmental project for the children. 

NJC Academy Staff Vote closes on 24 September 2014

UNISON members in most academy schools that apply the National Joint Council (NJC) pay award scheme are being balloted over pay.  The final offer of a 1% pay rise is below the current rate of infla

Local Government Workers to Strike on 14 October 2014

Council and school workers voted for strike action for fair pay.  Local government workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland voted for action after rejecting the employers' pay offer of just 1%.


UNISON has voted to take industrial action with a 1-day strike on 10th July 2014. This is the reaction to the Local Government Employers final offer of a 1% increase for this financial year. UNISON EXPECTS ALL OF IT’S MEMBERS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT THIS ACTION.

Gearing up for Strike Action Thursday 10th July 2014


 Local reps will be talking to members about picketing.  Please get involved.  Further information to follow....

Last Chance to Vote "YES" in the Pay Ballot

Vote “YES” today – ballot closes 10:00 Monday 23 June.

This is the last day for you to vote “YES” for strike action over pay.  The ballot closes at 10:00 on Monday 23 June and any ballot papers received after that deadline will not be counted.

Care Workers Newsletter

 UNISON welcomes Kingsmill report on working conditions, Sleep In night shifts should be paid, further information in the newsletter.


Heather Wakefield NJC Pay Ballot

 UNISON is asking council and school workers to vote 'yes' for strike action: