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Local Government and Schools Pay Ballot

Friday, February 19, 2016


Pay Ballot 2016

Following the Local Government Employers' pay offer in December to council and schools staff for 2016-18, GMB and the other Unions made one last attempt for further negotiations. The Local Government Employers declined, confirming they had made their final offer on pay.  

This offer is worth 2.4% on the paybill (over two years) and involves a 1% increase for most people in 2016 and again in 2017, with higher amounts for the lowest paid – (over 2 years, staff on spinal points 17 and below will receive between 2.41% and 10%). 

The ballot of all members in councils, schools and most academies on the employers’ pay offer for 2016-18 opens on Monday, 29th February.  Your voting pack will arrive at your home address shortly after.  If you haven’t received your ballot paper by Thursday, 3rd March then contact your GMB Region immediately to request a replacement.

GMB’s ballot closes at noon on Monday, 14th March and papers must be returned by then.

Full details of the offer are set out on bulletin P/2/16 you can find HERE  or from your local Branch or Representative.

If you know anyone who is not yet a GMB member who would like to join, please ask them to go online at: www.gmb.org.uk/join.

Above all please make sure you vote. Remember it’s your pay so have your say. 

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