Pay consultation begins

The pay consultation for members covered by NJC pay in England, Wales and Northern Ireland starts from Wednesday 5 June and closes on Friday 28 June at midday. The first emails will be sent out on 5 June and members should receive their email by the end of Friday 7 June.

How to vote

Each member will be asked to click on the link in the email and this will take them directly to the voting page where members can vote to ‘accept’ or ‘reject’ the pay offer. Each member can only vote once – votes are secure and anonymous.

Please ask members not to forward their email with their personalised voting links – as it is specifically for them. If you know of other members who have not received an email with their personal voting link then please ask them to follow the instructions below.

What if a member hasn’t received an email with a voting link?

Emails with voting links will be sent out from Wednesday 5 June and all members will have received their email by the end of Friday 7 June. If a member hasn’t received their email by the morning of Monday 10 June then they can vote by visiting this webpage:

On this webpage members need to click on the ‘Vote here’ button and this will take them to the same NJC voting pages. Because members will be following a general voting link they will then need to verify their membership details to access their personalised vote online. To do this they will need their UNISON membership number or their National Insurance number as well as their date of birth and surname as recorded on the UNISON membership system.

Note: Members should only use this method of voting if they haven’t received their voting link in an email by 10 June.

What if members can’t vote?

If members are having problems voting then they will be advised to call the UNISON Direct number: 0800 0 857 857. UNISON Direct colleagues will be able to help members check their membership details and access their vote. Members should wait until at least Monday 10 June before trying to vote online and calling UNISON Direct as not all voting emails will be received until Friday 7 June.

Why are some members not getting sent their own email?

If members do not have a current email address on their UNISON membership record then they won’t receive an email with their voting link. However, they can still vote by visiting the website

Will new UNISON members be able to vote?

All UNISON members who join by 13 June 2024 will be able to vote in this digital pay consultation. They will be sent an email with their voting link in the week starting 24 June 2024.

When does the digital consultation close?

The digital pay consultation closes on Friday 28 June at midday. Please encourage all your members covered by NJC pay in schools, councils and relevant associated employers to vote by this date and time.

Will members be sent a reminder if they haven’t voted?

Members will be sent up to three emails during this digital pay consultation. The first one will be sent out between 5-7 June; the second one will be sent by Friday 14 June; the final email will be sent to arrive by Wednesday 26 June. New members will be sent an email by 26 June. We will also send a text message to members with a reminder to vote before the consultation closes. Members who have already vote won’t receive further reminders.