Youth & Community Workers - Key Worker Status

The National Youth & Community Workers' Committee believed youth workers to be a special case, particularly in light of difficulties in recruitment and retention. Following discussions at the JNC, the Secretary of the Employers’ Side together with the Secretary of the Trade Union Side wrote to the Minister for clarification; a copy of the response is attached to the circular. The Committee will discuss the response at their meeting in September. Discussion will also take place at the JNC.

Youth & Community Workers' JNC - Guidance

JESC Circular 166 gives guidance on Linking Skills, Competencies and Qualifications within the JNC Framework.

NJC Pay 2009 Update

Branches will of course be wondering whether any further progress has been made following the six-hour talks with officers from the Local Government Employers on 21 May 2009, when we agreed some positive proposals to be put to the Leaders of the four main political groupings on the Local Government Association.

Local Government Pay 2009 - Update

Where are we at?

Following six hours of constructive pay talks at the end of May, the Trade Union Side has been waiting for a response and a possible revised offer from the Local Government Employers.

In light of the continuing talks, the unions have been reassured that the employers will not carry out their threat to make no offer at all if agreement was not reached by the end of May. We will update branches as soon as we receive a response from the Employers, which is expected after the local elections.

Consultation with members