The Trade Union Side of the National Joint Council for Local Government Services: Northern Ireland, England and Wales has submitted the 2020/21 pay claim to the Local Government Association. The claim is for: 

  • A real living wage of £10 per hour to be introduced for NJC scp 1 and a 10% increase on all other NJC/GLPC pay points;
  • A one day increase to the minimum paid annual leave entitlement set out in the Green Book;
  • A two hour reduction in the standard working week as set out in the Green Book;
  • A comprehensive joint national review of the workplace causes of stress and mental health throughout local authorities.

The rationale for the claim is available here.  The 11 Regional Employers Councils (including NILGA) will be meeting in September/October to consider the claim.   I will provide further details as they become available.

I would be grateful if you could make your members aware of these developments.

Patrick Mulholland
Deputy General Secretary