Council Workers Reluctantly Accept Pay Offer

10 Sep 2009

This amounts to 1.25% for those earning between £6.22 and £7.10 an hour, 1% for those earning more. There is also an increase to the minimum annual leave entitlement of some staff; and the employers and unions have committed to produce joint guidance on best practice in handling redundancies.

GMB National Secretary, Brian Strutton said “This is a low value increase and our members voted very reluctantly to accept it. There was a great deal of anger and frustration but industrial action was not seen as a viable option in the current economic climate. However, the scandal of low pay for those providing basic council services remains.”