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Council and school staff begin strike ballot over pay

The ballot runs from 23 May to 4 July 2023 and covers tens of thousands of council and school workers in the region.

Local government protests over pay are spreading

From Rother to Reigate, UNISON members are saying they refuse to be left behind on pay

Surrey County Council staff vote overwhelmingly to reject pay offer

Over 87% of UNISON members reject ‘inadequate’ pay offer and vote to move to a formal strike ballot

UNISON wins settlement for 800 workers in Brighton and Hove

After a decade of campaigning, UNISON has secured up to £2,000 for workers over historic pay inequality

Reigate and Banstead council staff deserve much more than ‘insulting’ below-inflation pay offer

Council staff will strike on 18 and 19 October after being offered a pay increase of just 1.3% in 2022

Thanet Council staff furious at massive pay-off for departing chief executive

Staff at Thanet District Council are outraged after reports emerged that their departing chief executive will receive a severance payment almost equal to the total pay rise for all council staff this year

UNISON wins another substantial increase in pay for Adur and Worthing waste workers

The agreement is part of an ongoing review of Environmental Services being negotiated with UNISON.

Worth More, Need More – Pay More!

UNISON members at Medway Council lobby councillors over pay in the midst of a cost of living crisis

UNISON wins pay increase for Adur and Worthing refuse workers

Following detailed talks, UNISON has secured an agreement that will see wage increases for most staff providing waste services at the council

NJC Pay: Turning anger into Yes votes

Portsmouth rally launches NJC strike ballot campaign

Council and school staff deserve much more than below-inflation offer as strike ballot begins

Ballot papers are being mailed out to 370,000 UNISON members from 1 December and the ballot will run until 14 January 2022

Vote for action on local government pay

Look out for your postal ballot from 1st December

Local government workers vote overwhelmingly to reject pay offer

Result prompts consultative ballot on industrial action

Vote for better pay for schools and council workers

Vote now in our consultation on NJC Local Government pay