Local Government Pay Claim 2024/25 Update

30 May 2024

Further to the full and final pay offer made by the National Employers on 16 May 2024, there have now been responses from the three NJC Trade Unions as follows:

UNISON describes the offer as “disappointing” and is seeking an improved offer. They are conducting a consultative ballot of their members, and they are recommending rejection of it. Their ballot will run from 5 to 28 June.

GMB has expressed concern regarding the lack of meaningful negotiations and the length of time it has taken to get to this stage. They are leaving the recommendation open to members. Their ballot will run from 3 June until midday on 5 July.

UNITE says the offer is “entirely inadequate” and is recommending rejection of the offer but has not stated a timescale for their consultative ballot.

Again this year, through the actions of both the employers and unions, it means it will be several months past the anniversary date before any conclusion is reached.

We will keep members advised of the outcomes of the unions’ ballots.

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