Employers offer two-year deal of 1% per year, with more for lower paid staff to match national living wage
Local government members will be consulted in the new year on the employers’ pay offer for 2016 and 2017, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The offer is for a 1% rise in 2016 and again in 2017, but with additional increases for staff earning less than £17,714 a year, in line with the ‘national living wage’ which will be introduced in April at £7.20 an hour.
The offer includes rises ranging from £900 a year (6.6%) in 2016 and £500 (3.4%) in 2017 on the lowest pay point to 1% on salary point 18 and above in both years.
Members will be consulted after a meeting of the union’s local government national joint council committee, scheduled for early January
The NJC joint unions – UNISON, Unite and GMB – will meet in February to decide their next steps in line with their respective consultations.