NJC Pay claim 2023-24

On Monday 30 January 2023 UNISON, and the other NJC trade unions, lodged the pay claim for local government and schools workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This pay claim is for an increase of inflation (Retail Price Increase or RPI) plus 2%.

You will find the full pay claim attached on the link below.


The 2023-24 claim is for:

• An increase of RPI + 2% on all spinal column points

In addition:

• Consideration of a flat rate increase to hourly rates of pay in order to bring the minimum rate up to £15 per hour within two years
• A review and improvement of NJC terms for family leave and pay
• A review of job evaluation outcomes for school staff whose day to day work includes working on Special Educational Needs (SEN)
• An additional day of annual leave for personal or well-being purposes
• A homeworking allowance for staff for whom it is a requirement to work from home
• A reduction in the working week by two hours
• A review of the pay spine, including looking at the top end, and discussions about the link between how remuneration can be used to improve retention

NJC pay claim 2023