Have your say on Pay 2008
Read the following information
and complete the FORM BELOW
to register your view.
UNISON, GMB & UNITE (T&G)
are recommending to all members that you REJECT
this offer and campaign for an improved offer.
To achieve this it may require significant
industrial action on your part. The branch
will be arranging consultation meetings, briefings
and this web consultation between 21 April
- 9 May.
What is the offer?
It's a 3 year offer from 1 April 2008 till
31 March 2011 and is worth 2.5% in each
Why are the Joint Trade Unions recommending
We believe that it is a poor offer. Our
claim was for a single year deal, £1000
or 5% whichever is the greater plus additional
annual leave and public holiday entitlements.
The offer falls far short of our claim.
We also believe that it is not in your
best interests to sign up to a 3 year deal
at this stage. Especially when there is
no opportunity to reopen negotiations during
the 3 years.
Inflation is continuing to rise. Longer
term forecasts would suggest that by 2010
inflation will still be higher than 2.5%
and there is growing uncertainty given the
current economic climate.
What does 2.5% mean to me now and in 2010?.
Someone on SCP 3 with a current hourly
rate of £5.99 stands to gain the princely
sum of 0.46p after three years. If any evidence
was needed this highlights the fact that
we have a low pay issue within local government
and its about time the employers realised
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How does this compare with inflation?
Local Government workers' pay awards have
consistently been below inflation (RPI)
since 2005. Inflation currently sits at
4.1% and while it is predicted that this
figure will fall it is expected to still
be above 3.5%, considerably higher than
the employers offer.
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