Pay Matters

LGA Pay Offer 2016 – 2018 Accepted

Following a meeting of local government representatives from across UNISON, the union has decided to accept the pay offer from the employers.

Head of local government Heather Wakefield said: “Having talked to members in local government across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we’ve decided that there are to be no further consultations and we have agreed to accept the employers’ pay offer for 2016/18.”

The offer is for a pay deal that would cover the two years from April 2016.

For the lowest paid (those on spinal points 6-17) this would mean a pay rise of between 6.6% and 1.01% the first year, and between 3.4% and 1.3% the second.

Those on spinal points 18-49 would receive 1% in year one and the same again the following year.

The offer also includes a joint review of the NJC pay spine and term-time working for school support staff.

For all UNISON Members on NJC Pay, Terms & Conditions


Unison has submitted the following pay claim for 2016/17 to the Employers :

 Deletion of NJC and all local pay points which fall below the level of the UK Living Wage and a flat rate increase of £1 per hour on all other pay points

 Retention and protection of Green Book Part 2 terms and conditions

 Fair treatment for school support staff through a joint review of term time working

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UNISON is Northumberland's biggest and liveliest public sector trade union with 5,000 members across the county. Our members are people working in the public services or for private contractors providing public services and the essential utilities.