Local Government Workers Lodge 2010 Pay Claim

27 Oct 2009

Brian Strutton, GMB National Secretary, said: “GMB is very clear that our 2010 pay claim is affordable and no more than council workers deserve. We are proposing a bottom-loaded increase yielding more for the lowest paid and overall it would add less than 3% to the paybill. Our careful research of local authorities finances shows that this level of increase can be sustained. Local Government employees have had low pay rises for years and have been through restructuring after restructuring to make efficiency savings, so this claim is no more than they deserve. Given the huge and continuing pay rises and bonuses that those at the top of society are still enjoying, GMB sees no reason why the ordinary workers shouldn’t be treated fairly and we will back our members to the hilt to ensure that they are.”