Mark Whitehead 04 November 2019

Council workers to lobby for 10% pay rise

Unions are set to protest in support of their 10% pay claim when local government employers meet in London tomorrow.

They will meet outside the Local Government Association head office to make their voice heard over the claim which includes two-hour cut in the working week and a one-day increase in annual leave.

The unions see the claim submitted in the summer as an attempt to claw back reductions in pay and conditions over the last 10 years.

They say members have suffered pay cuts amounting to 22% in real terms.

Overtime, allowances and a range of extra payments have been eliminated and many roles downgraded in restructuring exercises.

Today, Unite national officer for local government Jim Kennedy said council workers have 'had their pay slashed as a result of a decade of austerity.'

'It is simply intolerable that local authority workers are being asked to undertake ever greater workloads while pay is falling in real terms.'

Unison head of local government Jon Richards said: 'Council staff have been at the sharp end of cuts for a decade.

'Huge job losses and dwindling resources have put a massive burden on council and school workers who keep services running while finding it harder to make ends meet.'

In a nutshell: the 2020-21 local government pay claim

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