NJC Pay Offer 2024

UNISON’s 2024 Pay Claim

• An increase of at least £3,000 or 10% (whichever is greater) on all spinal column points

In addition:

  • Reviews of the gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps in local government
  • A 2-hour reduction in the working week with no detriment
  • An additional day of annual leave for personal or well-being purposes (with term time only staff also receiving a full day rather than a pro rata amount, that they can use at any time, including term time)
  • A phased approach to reaching a minimum pay rate of £15 an hour in a maximum of two years, sooner if possible

The Employers Full & Final Offer

  • Full and final offer
  • £1290 on all pay points from 1st April
  • That’s equivalent to 5.77% on point 2 and 2.5% on point 43
  • 2.5% on all pay points above 43 and below chief officer level
  • 2.5% on all NJC allowances
  • Rejection of our demands for a shorter working week, extra day of leave, £15 an hour minimum rate by 2026
  • Offer of pay gap data discussions
  • Re-committed to reviewing the pay spine

What does this mean for me?

A copy of the full offer together with the percentage increase for each Spinal Column Point (SCP) can be found here

What happens next?

The NJC Committee met on 22 May 2024 to discuss the offer and agree next steps.

It was agreed that UNISON will conduct an electronic consultation between from 3 June until 28 June 2024.

I haven’t received a link to Vote?

The ballot is now OPEN and will close at 12 noon on 28 June 2024.  If you haven’t received a link to vote via email, please click here

What is UNISON’s position?

UNISON recommends that Members REJECT the Employers Offer.

How can I get involved?

Please visit the UNISON Online Catalogue where you can print or order (for FREE including FREE postage) leaflets and posters to display in your workplace.

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Follow our Social Media Campaign on Facebook where we’ll be sharing 20 reasons (1 for each day of the consultation) why UNISON are recommending that Members REJECT the Pay Offer. Don’t forget to follow us, tag your colleagues and share our posts so as many Members can keep up to date with the campaign and important information.  Find us on Facebook here

Have you considered becoming more active in UNISON?

Workplace Representatives are the most important link between the Members and the Union.  If you are interested in becoming more active in UNISON, please visit Get involved in your branch for more information or contact the Branch Office on 01228 583530 for a chat about options and what’s involved.

How can I have my say on NJC Pay?

Please ensure that your details are up to date.  You can do this by logging into MyUNISON or email the Branch at enquiries@unisoncumbria.co.uk or call the Branch Office on 01228 583530

Where can I find out more information?

You can find more information and updates on UNISON’s National Website here NJC 24: Council and school pay