As one member, it is shocking that they have not given a coherent leadership role in protecting or even challenging these developments over the past decade. Temporary workers have probably calculated that they are recovering something positive by abandoning sick and other benefits, so they are not sure why permanent social workers should bleed their hearts for locums. Some of you say that temporary workers control their wages and encourage us to leave our unions and negotiate our wages individually. What is interesting is that one wonders if the wage agreement applies to them. It is this thought that leaves me at least a little on my agency colleagues. We paid our taxes, we paid our NI when we didn`t get any improvement in our payment. We all live with the consequences of our choices. If you think you need « freedom » and « flexibility » to hope for a pay increase from your agency, don`t ride on the backs of my sub-unions. Of course, we are all social workers, but it seems that only some of us believe in solidarity. In 1997, the NJC for Local Government Services agreed on a national framework that could bring about local changes to meet local service needs. These salary and performance conditions, known as the Single Status Agreement, are published in the Green Paper.
northern.unison.org.uk/news/article/2020/06/njc-committee-put-pay-offer-members/ A multi-party agreement to have the Local Government Association (LGA) promote a coronavirus payment to staff has been overturned after high-ranking Council members blocked the move, The DOJ reports. Employees will see their pay go back to April 2020, after representatives of the gmbh and Unite workers agreed to the terms. The offer was rejected by Unite, but the agreement was approved in accordance with the NJC Constitution, as the majority of the union parties accepted the terms of the agreement. The wage increase for 2020-21, which dates back to April, is higher than the rate of inflation – currently 1.1% on the government`s preferred CPI measure, although slightly higher than the RPI rate preferred by unions – and the largest for Council officers in more than a decade. However, it remains well below the 10% requested by trade unions and will have little effect on the 21.8% drop in real wages they have generated by the Council`s social workers since 2009-10.