GMB Consultation On The Local Government Pay Offer Now Open

30 Apr 2014

As reported in previous bulletins, GMB is committed to consulting members in local authorities, schools and other employers that are entitled to the NJC pay award over the pay offer that has been made for 2014.  That consultation is now underway and over the next few days all eligible GMB members will receive a voting form so you can have your say.

The offer is for 1% for most people with extra for the very lowest paid.  This is fully explained in a letter accompanying the voting form so you will be able to judge for yourself.  GMB believes that the offer is not good enough and should be rejected with a mandate to ballot for industrial action.  It’s time to say to local government employers that staff deserve a decent pay rise.

If you have not received your voting paper by Tuesday 6 May then please let your GMB office know and we can arrange for a replacement to be sent.  It is absolutely vital that everybody votes - it is your pay and your democratic decision. And if you know of any non members who might like to join GMB and get the chance to vote they can easily do so online at