Mark Whitehead 11 December 2017

Unions make 5% pay increase claim for local government craft workers

Unions make 5% pay increase claim for local government craft workers image

Unions have submitted a pay claim for increases of at least 5% for local government craft workers who mainly carry out housing and maintenance work.

The GMB and Unite also want a 35 hour working week, an additional day’s holiday, tool allowances to be doubled from current rates and tool insurance to be paid to a minimum of £2,000.

They say the workers have suffered a 20% pay cut in real terms since 2010.

Rehana Azam, GMB national secretary, said: 'Our local government members have had £9,000 pinched from their wages since the pay cap was brought in 2010.

'That’s seven years when they’ve faced a daily struggle to pay the bills, feed their families and have enough left for rent.

'Our pay claim today goes someway to making up for those years of hurt.'

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