Saturday, March 22, 2014
Local government pay - reject 1%
The 1% pay offer to local government workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland was entirely predictable (as were the modest additional increases on the lowest pay spine points to keep ahead of the minimum wage).
UNISON has to give a clear lead to members to reject this further real terms pay cut if we are to stand a chance of securing the support of our members for the action which is necessary to force a decent pay rise out of the employers.
The run up to the 2011 pensions strike demonstrated the capacity of our Union, acting together, to mobilise members for action. We need similar well-resourced determination if we are serious about ending the pay freeze that has been holding down the living standards of our members for years now.
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