UNISON local government staff accept new pay deal

UNISON council workers have today 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 […]

Independent report questions legality of Derbyshire County Council’s proposed joint venture

An independent report has raised serious concerns about Derbyshire County Council proposals to set up a new company to provide cleaning and maintenance services to its buildings and schools in Derbyshire. Under the plan, around 900 council staff would transfer to the new joint venture company Vertas (Derbyshire) Ltd. It is being set up with […]

Ministers must fix council funding to avoid ​’catastrophic cuts’

At least £10bn needed to save essential services

Nottingham needs strong confident leadership not a retreat into submission

500 staff are being invited to leave the Council with a payoff as senior leaders decide to downsize in response to Covid-19 challenges

NJC committee to put pay offer to members

Consultation will allow branches and members to discuss the employers’ final offer – the best that can be achieved by negotiation