Please find below the 2022/23 NJC pay offer.

You will notice that it is far below our members reasonable expectations and that industrial action is now a real prospect. Meetings of relevant Panels will be convened to give the offer due consideration.

2022/23 Local Government and Schools Pay offer is for one year and it is as follows:

  • With effect from 1 April 2022, an increase of £1,925 on all NJC pay points 1 and above. This equates to 10.50% for SCP1 and no less than 4.04% for SCP43.
  • With effect from 1 April 2022, an increase of 4.04% on all allowances (as listed in the 2021 NJC pay agreement circular dated 28 February 2022)
  • With effect from 1 April 2023, an increase of one day to all employees’ annual leave entitlement
  • With effect from 1 April 2023, the deletion of pay point 1 from the NJC pay spine

The employers have already agreed to complete the work of the joint term-time only review group and have begun discussions on homeworking policies but are not prepared to discuss a homeworking allowance. On Mileage Allowances, the LGA has agreed to make representation to the HMRC.

The employers rejected the following elements of the pay claim:

  • A one-off COVID-19 recognition payment that covers all NJC workers
  • Introduction of a homeworking allowance for all staff who are working from home
  • The introduction of a school support staff retention payment scheme, supported by Green Book guidance
  • A reduction of the working week to 35 hours with no loss of pay, and a reduction to 34 hours a week in London.
Patrick Mulholland
Deputy General Secretary