Pay news May 2009

Many thanks to everybody that gave their views on the current pay offer.  Around a third of you responded to our informal consultation.

At this stage, the majority of members in this branch (57%) were in favour of accepting the 0.5% offer as it stands, plus a number of you gave us your comments and views.  Kevin O'Grady, Branch Secretary, took your views along to the Eastern region meeting of Local Government branches on Friday 1 May, attended by national Head of LG, Heather Wakefield.

Around 30 branches were at the meeting, and each fed back their branch's views.  Generally the feeling in the room was mixed and there was no clear majority opinion, and further regional consultations are still ongoing. 

The results of these informal consultations will inform the next stage in national negotiations when the NJC Executive meets employers again on Monday 18 May.  We will keep you informed of developments.