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IMPORTANT LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND SCHOOLS PAY UPDATE

RESULTS! GMB 2020 PAY BALLOT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT & SCHOOLS

Members!

Thank you to the tens of thousands of GMB members that took part in the ‘Have Your Say On Your Pay’ Local Government and Schools Consultative ballot across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The results are in.

76% of members balloted in consultation over the local government employers' pay offer voted to accept it.


We asked all members - working in town halls, schools, academies and across local government - who would be affected by the offer, what you thought. And the response was to accept the pay offer. Thanks so much to all of you that took the time to vote. Whilst voting in this ballot was set against an unprecedented time with members fighting Covid-19 and keeping communities' safe turnout was the best it could be under these circumstances.

So what's next?

The ballot was consultative, so the offer isn't automatically applied. GMB and the other trade unions with members affected will be meeting once all ballots close and discuss next steps. Any offer that is accepted will be back dated to 1st April, 2020.

We'll keep you updated when we know more.

Full details of the offer can be found here. And in the meantime, if you have any further questions about the offer please contact your local GMB Branch/Office.

Please also ensure your membership details are correct and you can update any changes here.

In GMB only members have their say on pay so we thank you for taking part in this important consultative ballot.

Best wishes,

Rehana Azam
National Secretary, GMB

 

Date: 24/08/2020

The GMB 2020 NJC Pay Ballot is now closed!

Thanks to reps and members who voted, joined us for online meetings, and got the vote out in their workplace! The results will be released shortly!

 

Date: 16/07/2020

The GMB 2020 NJC Pay Ballot is now open!

VOTE NOW! @ THE HYSOYP HUB

Date: 21/05/2020

LOCAL GOVERNMENT & SCHOOLS PAY UPDATE

The Local Government Association Board made up of elected councillors have done a U-turn on a key part of the Local Government Pay Offer. In the pay offer letter dated 16th April 2020 the employer said: 

‘Employer side to make representations to government in order to seek funding for an additional amount to be awarded above the tabled 2.75% to employees in recognition of the exceptional hard work’

However, in a letter recently received on 18th May, 2020 the LGA Board made up of councillors have informed us they will not be approaching the government for any more resources to award to employees in recognition of their response to the COVID-19 emergency. 

GMB alongside sister unions have written to the employers setting out our disappointment and seeking reasons of this U-turn.

JOINT UNION LETTER 

It’s important to stress the LGA Executive Advisory Board - which is made up of elected councillors have decided to override the view of the National Employers hence why it will be really helpful if you could write to your councillor asking why this is the case.  

GMB launched a campaign to lobby councillors details of which can be found at it’s not too late we need to keep the pressure up:

LOBBY YOUR COUNCILLOR!

We are more than angry that elected officials from political parties are potentially suppressing the case to Government to boost the 2.75% pay offer. We know how disappointed members will be of this disregard particularly at a time when our members are working so hard fighting this pandemic.  

The vital contribution of our members comes on the back of 10 years of austerity during which the value of many employees’ pay has dropped by 20% in real terms.  

IN GMB ALL MEMBERS HAVE A SAY ON THEIR PAY SO MAKE SURE DETAILS ARE UP TO DATE

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