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Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Employee Pay Award 2020-21

Many councils have contracts in place with their staff (even where they only have one employee, i.e. the clerk) which entitles the employee to receive the national cost of living pay award as part of the National Joint Council (NJC) terms and conditions.

The GMB and UNISON are conducting a ballot of their members, without any recommendation, with a return date of end of July for a response on the Employer's offer. The Unite union is similarly consulting its members, with a recommendation to reject the offer, with this running through to the middle of August. It is therefore unlikely that any pay award will be agreed until late August at the earliest, assuming all unions accept.

As a reminder, the Employers final offer was for:

  • A 2.75% increase
  • An additional days leave, bringing the entitlement up to 22 days

As always we expect the pay award to be back dated to 1st April, which means councils are likely to have to apply a 6 month back dated pay award to the September salary payment.

Posted: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 21:23 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Employment