Members will be aware that whilst UNISON concluded our ballot on pay on the 31st January 2019, with members voting in record numbers to accept the offer, we have been awaiting the outcome of the two other SJC trade unions internal consultations.
The GMB ballot has now also delivered a vote to accept the offer.
The Unite ballot delivered a rejection of the offer.
By majority vote therefore of the trade union side at the SJC meeting today the offer has been accepted.
COSLA will now write to all councils asking them to process payments. They anticipate that most will be able to implement in March salaries – we have asked for details of which councils will not be able to make this implementation timescale and will communicate those details as soon as we have them.
We know that this has been a long process and thank all members for their understanding.
Thank you too for your campaigning activity – it has been by our collective effort that we have secured the best pay deal in local government in a decade.