Thursday 30th July 2.41pm
NJC PAY 2009
The UNISON NJC
Committee and the Joint Trade Union Side met today 16th July to
discuss the position of NJC pay for 2009.
negotiations the Employers stated that there was little prospect of moving
towards 1%. However the negotiations led to a package of proposals for a
potential new offer which were discussed and endorsed by the UNISON NJC
Committee and the Trade Union side today.
As the package was
beyond anything the elected members had previously considered, the
Employers agreed to put the package to them with a view to responding with
a final offer the following week. They also stated that since
were ongoing, the 31 May deadline would be held in abeyance.
Given the nature of
the negotiations and political sensitivities, the Employers specifically
asked for the trade unions to keep the package confidential in order to
allow them space to consult on the package.
The package of
proposals for potential new offer comprised:
A 1.25% increase in pay for those on scale point 4 –
A 1% increase for those above scale point 10, up to
scale point 49
An increase in minimum annual leave entitlement of 1 day
from April 2009 and further day from 1 April 2010.
An increase in all allowances by 1%
An increase in the sleeping in allowance to £35.35p.
A review of parental entitlement by 1 October 2009 and
appropriate implementation thereafter.
Conclusion of a joint ‘best practice redundancy
avoidance’ agreement by 1st September 2009
Thursday 2nd July 2009 11.00am
Youth and Community Workers
Should you want a
copy of a card showing the new pay
2008 – 31st August 2009 (England
Please Contact Vicki
on 01432 277977
Thursday 23rd April 12.10pm
UPDATE ON 2009 PAY
NJC PAY UPDATE
A full meeting of the NJC went ahead today. Members of the Trade
Union side, insulted by the employers’ 0.5% pay offer and the threat
to withdraw it unless accepted by 1 June, made forceful arguments for the
employers to think again.
The Trade Union Side firmly rejected the offer and said that we would not be constrained by the
employer’s deadline of the 1st June for acceptance. Many members did not
think the offer worth accepting, so would not be bullied into acceptance.
We also stated firmly that we want to see a quick, negotiated settlement
and expect to meet them again in the very near future to commence
Pay increases across the rest of the
public sector are running at above 2% without exception. Local government
workers in Scotland
will get 2.5% this year, NHS staff 2.4% and police support staff 2.6%.
We will let you know when we have a date
for further negotiation.
Monday 20th April 12.38pm
UPDATE ON 2009 PAY
UPDATE 2009 PAY
We have now had confirmation from the
employers that the full NJC will now meet on
Wednesday 22nd April.
Wednesday 8th April 2009 –
NJC PAY OFFER 2009/10
The Trade Union
side of the NJC Executive met on the 7th April to discuss our
response to the offer. We all agreed we could not recommend the 0.5% offer
to our members and have written to the LGE stating that position. We have
requested an urgent meeting of the full NJC to start negotiations with the
employers. Additionally, the NJC Executive Trade Union side was incensed
about the deadline of 1st
June 2009, stating it was counter to good industrial relations and
have made this point to the employers.
KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR MORE
Wednesday 8th April 2009
NJC OFFER 2009/10
Government Employers have made an offer on NJC pay for 2009/10 of 0.5%.
They will withdraw the offer by 1 June if it has not been accepted by
then and will not impose it.
This is obviously a dismaying offer and one which is
quite out of line with increase this year in the rest of the public sector
– and MP’ own 2.33% increase. Is also lower than the
increases budgeted for by most councils.
The Trade Union
side of the NJC Executive met yesterday to discuss our response to the
Further news when received will be on our website.
Update on JNC
(Joint National Council for Youth and
Held on 11 March 2009.
At the JNC meeting held on 11TH March, the
Employers refused to make any improvement on their original offer 2.45% on
JNC pay. The staff side expressed extreme disappointment that agreement on
pay could not be reached that day, since this would have avoided the need
to go to ACAS.
Branches were advised last week that two possible hearing dates in
April are being discussed. We continue to seek a swift and fruitful
conclusion to the process and branches will be updated on progress.
The staff side has considered a further draft TOIL agreement and
made comments to strengthen it. The draft has been submitted to the
Employers’ Side and we hope to have the finalised agreement shortly.
KEY WORKERS STATUS
A joint Secretaries’ letter is being sent to Ministers seeking
key worker status for Youth and Community Work.
Local Government Service Group.
Following our AGM and subsequent resignation we have
vacancies for the following posts:-
Health & Safety Officer
Black Members Officer
Nomination forms are available
from the Branch Office
Telephone 01432 277977