Mark Whitehead 17 July 2019

Unions set to propose 10% pay rise for council staff

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Better work-life balance and support for mental health are likely to be elements in a pay claim being agreed by local government unions, LocalGov can reveal.

The three unions are set to agree the claim this week for 10% rises for all staff and £10 per hour minimum rate.

Unison, the GMB and Unite are scheduled to present the package to the local government employers next week.

Unite national officer for local government, Jim Kennedy, said: 'We are supporting a 10% pay increase and a £10 minimum rate claim for local government workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for the year starting April 2020.

'We will be meeting with sister unions Unison and the GMB soon to finalise the NJC claim.

'There will be other highly important elements to our claim that revolve around work life balance and the wellbeing of our members' mental health.

'The unions will be presenting the heads of claim to the employers when we meet later in July.

'Our claim will be based on the fact that local government staff have borne the brunt of the government's harsh austerity regime since 2010 - our members have seen their pay cut in real terms by 22% since then - and they need a substantial pay lift in recognition of the dedicated work that they do to keep council's services running smoothly 24/7.'

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