Updates – Pay, pensions and social work

In this edition:

  • NJC pay 2020
  • Local government pay campaign – posters and social media graphics
  • UNISON Covid-19 NJC FAQs
  • Youth and Community Workers JNC pay claim for 2020
  • Covid-19 children’s social care guidance for LAs – additional UNISON advice
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) England and Wales

NJC Pay 2020

This circular updates branches on the NJC pay campaign. UNISON’s NJC Committee do not consider the 2.75% pay offer to be the end of the negotiations, and we are continuing our campaign to get more money for local government workers.

Read update on the NJC pay campaign


Local government pay campaign – posters and social media graphics

UNISON has produced a range of posters and social media graphics, focusing on various local government occupations – including school support staff, librarians, care workers, refuse workers and fire and rescue staff.

Branches are asked to cascade these materials to members, so that they can print and display the posters, and use the social media graphics. The materials should help us encourage the public to thank our members and support our campaign for better pay.

Access range of posters and social media graphics


UNISON COVID-19 NJC Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, staff may find themselves unable to take annual leave at a time of their choosing – or they may wish to carry over more days than would usually be allowed. This FAQ provides some guidance for NJC staff on both local annual leave schemes and the new statutory government scheme.

Read FAQs on Annual Leave


Submission of the Youth and Community Workers Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) Pay Claim for 2020

This circular advises branches of the submission of the Youth and Community Workers JNC pay claim for 2020.

Read details of the pay claim


Covid-19 children’s social care guidance for local authorities – additional UNISON advice

This circular contains additional UNISON advice on the Department for Education guidance on children’s social care during the coronavirus pandemic and Statutory 445 laid in Parliament on 23 April. It covers local authority statutory duties and PPE for home visits. It also asks for branch/member feedback on issues arising on the ground.

Read additional childrens social care guidance


Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) England and Wales

UNISON has welcomed the recent decision by the Supreme Court to overturn the UK Government’s instruction to LGPS funds that they had to follow UK central government foreign policy when making investments. The judgement makes clear that decisions on ethical investment of disinvestment are the responsibility of LGPS funds.

Read the press release