NJC Pay 2014/15 Branch Consultation

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We have been asked to consult our members affected by the recent NJC Pay Offer for 2014/15.

At the meeting of the NJC Executive held on 20 march 2014, the Local Government Association Employers made the following final pay offer:

Offer                                                                                                  New Hourly Rate

£580 on pay point 5 £6.75
£550 on pay point 6 £6.82
£400 on pay point 7 £6.90
£275 on pay point 8 £7.05
£200 on pay point 9 £7.22
£175 on pay point 10 £7.35
1.0% on pay points 11 and above  

The UNISON NJC Committee has greed to hold a formal consultation on the Employers' final NJC pay offer for 2014/15 under the Service Group Pay Consultation Procedures.

The NJC Committee is clear the Employers' below-inflation final pay offer falls woefully below the aspirations in our 2014-15 pay claim and what our members deserve.  It does nothing to begin restoring the 20% real loss in NJC pay value since 2010 and the effect fallin gpay has on members' future pensions.  It mens yet another year with a further pay cut for the vast majority of our members.  It leaves half a million NJC members below the Living Wage and the lowest paid 50,000 just 30p above the National Minimum Wage.

Attached is a Consultative Ballot Paper seeking guidance on whether members are prepared to take industrial action, please not this is an INDICATIVE Ballot, if there is a strong indication that members wish to take industrial action then UNISON will issue ballot papers to all members on NJC scales.  Please either return the ballot paper to the Branch at FREEPOST RSAY-RSKR-AGEJ, Shropshire UNSON General Branch, The Old Print Room, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND or email unison@shropshire.gov.uk with the following in the Subject Box:  I wish to REJECT the Employers' offer or I wish to ACCEPT the Employers' offer.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Branch on 01743 252958

Alan James - Branch Secretary