United Kingdom - Unions angry at low local government pay offer - July 30, 2009

Local government employers have made a final offer of a 1% pay increase (1.25% for the lowest paid) for craft workers such as bricklayers, electricians and plumbers.

The 40,000 workers covered by the negotiations are covered by a different agreement from the administrative and other council workers covered by the main local government services agreement.

The craft trade unions involved (Unite, GMB and UCATT) are unhappy at the employers' offer. Moreover, they want to abolish the separate agreement and integrate all craft workers into the main local government agreement.

UK - Unions are angry at low pay offer and proposal to end craft workers’ agreement at www.epsu.org

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