You will be aware that as part of the 2 year NJC pay settlement covering 2016 and 2017, it was agreed that two reviews would be conducted in relation to the NJC pay spine and on term-time working arrangements respectively.  I am detailing below an update in respect of both reviews.

NIPSA welcomes the opportunity to make a presentation to the Department for Communities (DfC) Assembly Committee on Social Housing. As the largest locally based Trade Union with over 40,000 members, including the vast majority of union members employed in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE), NIPSA is well placed to contribute to the much needed debate on housing.

  1. The Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance (NIPSA) is the largest locally based Public Service Trade Union with over 42,000 members across the public sector, including the Civil Service, Local Government, Health, Education, Housing, the Community and Voluntary Sector and of course many hundreds of members in Libraries NI.

NIPSA's submission to the DoE. I would wish to draw your attention to the references made as to the potential impact on various staffing matters.

I am setting out here the response of NIPSA, Northern Ireland’s largest trade union, to the above consultation. NIPSA is the biggest trade union in local government, representing just under 4,000 local government employees across the 11 Councils.

The comments below relate to the paragraph numbers used in the consultation document:

Yesterday the Employer’s Side of the National Joint Council (NJC) tabled a 2 year pay offer which for most NJC staff would mean a 1% pay increase from April 2016 and a further 1% increase from 2017, with higher increases for the lowest paid who are currently paid below the new government National Living Wage.

Following a number of queries from members who transferred from the NICS to Local Government at the 1st April 2015 I am writing to clarify the position for these members in relation to 2015 pay.