UNION

We demand a pay rise for local government and school workers

GMB is proud to be the union for local government workers. From refuse collectors to teaching assistants, we represent and negotiate on behalf of thousands of workers who keep the country running. 

We’re relying on these and other public service superheroes even more than ever. They are our most precious resource. 

But years of pay restraint have left a majority of the workforce lagging behind their real-terms pay from 2009. With demand increasing, they’re being asked to do more for less. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, GMB, along with the other local government unions, submitted a ‘catch up’ pay claim. We’re now calling on the government to urgently fund the pay rise that local government and schools workers deserve. 

Help us by calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to provide the funding to make that pay rise possible. 

Email to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak

Dear Chancellor    

I am writing to you out of concern for the pay rise being offered to local government and schools workers. I understand the Local Government Association recently responded to the joint trade union pay claim with a revised offer of 2.75%.   

Surely you will agree with me that we must acknowledge the essential nature of work undertaken by local government and schools workers, who are providing the critical services on which we have come to rely absolutely through this pandemic.  

The pay award that has been offered looks on the surface as if it had been arrived at prior to the events that recently unfolded. I understand the LGA are looking to make representation to you and your dept to ask you as Chancellor to boost the award currently tabled at 2.75% and we hope you will take these representations seriously.

On average a local government worker has endured years of pay restraint, with many key workers losing 22% of the value of their pay. I’m sure you will agree what a precious resource our key workers are right now, fighting this pandemic with dedication and commitment and they absolutely deserve a fully funded pay award. 

I hope you will give this serious consideration and I look forward to learning that you have boosted the tabled award of 2.75%.

Yours sincerely 

[SIGNATORY] 

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I am writing to you out of concern for the pay rise being offered to local government and schools workers. I understand the Local Government Association recently responded to the joint trade union pay claim with a revised offer of 2.75%.

Surely you will agree with me that we must acknowledge the essential nature of work undertaken by local government and schools workers, who are providing the critical services on which we have come to rely absolutely through this pandemic.

The pay award that has been offered looks on the surface as if it had been arrived at prior to the events that recently unfolded. I understand the LGA are looking to make representation to you and your dept to ask you as Chancellor to boost the award currently tabled at 2.75% and we hope you will take these representations seriously. On average a local government worker has endured years of pay restraint, with many key workers losing 22% of the value of their pay. I’m sure you will agree what a precious resource our key workers are right now, fighting this pandemic with dedication and commitment and they absolutely deserve a fully funded pay award.

I hope you will give this serious consideration and I look forward to learning that you have boosted the tabled award of 2.75%.

Best Wishes

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