United Kingdom - Local government unions put in wage claim - October 22, 2010

The three local government unions – UNISON, GMB and Unite, representing more than 1.6 million workers – have submitted a claim for a UKP 250 (€ 282) wage increase for next year (covering April 2011-March 2012). The unions argue that their members cannot put up with another year of pay freeze. This year local government pay was frozen even though the government said that workers on less than UKP 21,000 (€ 23,700) could get UKP 250. Two thirds of local government workers earn below the UKP 21,000 threshold.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/384;



This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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