UNISON local government staff accept new pay deal

UNISON Council workers have agreed to accept a 2.75% pay offer for this year.

Staff in the Local Government sector voted two to one (66%) in favour of the 2020/21 pay award, which will apply to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The union’s National Joint Council Committee accepted the offer from employers, but said it fell far short of the 10% claim and did not properly reward key workers for their exceptional contributions throughout the pandemic.

The NJC has also agreed that from 1 April 2020, minimum annual leave will increase from 21 to 22 days for employees with less than five years’ service. The National Agreement Part 2 Para 7.2 will therefore, with effect from 1 April 2020, be amended to read as follows:

‘7.2 Annual Leave The minimum paid annual leave entitlement is twenty-two days with a further three days after five years of continuous service. The entitlement as expressed applies to five day working patterns. For alternative working patterns an equivalent leave entitlement should be calculated.’


Click here to view NJC 2020/21 pay scales