NJC Pay ballot 2021



UNISON members in schools & local government have rejected the Employers’ offer of a 1.75% pay rise in a consultative ballot. As a result, UNISON will now ballot members in November or early December to see if they are willing to take industrial action in an effort to improve the offer. In the mean time, it’s important to check your details are up to date, tell your colleagues and get involved.

UNISON is to ballot for industrial action among the 400,000 council and school staff it represents in England, Wales and Northern Ireland over what the union says is an “inadequate” pay offer from employers.

An overwhelming majority (79%) of UNISON members who took part in a month-long consultation exercise voted to reject the 1.75% offer. The union says this falls well short of the 10% claim put forward for this year with GMB and Unite.

UNISON believes it is not too late for local government employers to think again and improve the increase offered to staff who have worked through the worst of times.

Members will now be asked to vote ‘yes’ to taking action in support of the union’s campaign for better pay. See more at the campaign hub.

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