Pay 2016 – Have Your Say!


pay2016UNISON is carrying out a consultative ballot of all schools and local government members to get your views on an ‘offer’ made by the employers.


For most members (spinal column point 18 and above – equating to the top of Level 4 and above for council staff) it’s a two year deal at 1% a year. Even with low inflation this may end up as yet another pay cut and does nothing to make up for what we have lost in pay freezes and low settlements.

We are recommending rejection.

There is more information on the national website here

There is a letter from Southend Branch with our recommendation here

This is only a consultation so if there is to be industrial action, there will be a separate vote nearer the time. However, we need a good turnout in the ballot so please use your vote.

Schools staff will receive a ballot paper at home, but most others will get their paper from their steward or another UNISON rep. You can also vote in the UNISON office between 9:30 and 1:30 weekdays. Call UNISON if you don’t get your ballot paper by Friday 12th February as the closing date is 18th February.