Pay Offer "not acceptable"

The Trade Union Side of the NJC Executive has written to Local Government Employers to say they cannot recommend the 0.5% pay offer to members, and have instead requested an urgent meeting to start negotiations.

The committee was also "incensed" about the deadline set by employers, to either accept the offer by 1 June or it would be taken off the table.  This was not considered to be a constructive approach to industrial relations in local government and this point has also been made to employers.

The Norwich City Branch needs to know what you think - we will be advising the regional office at a meeting on 1 May whether our members are inclined to accept or reject the offer.  The response from branches across the country will determine how Unison proceeds with negotiations.

Please e-mail your comments to or telephone the branch office on 01603 21 2068.