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At a meeting with local government employers on 5 November, GMB and the other trade unions submitted a document setting out the arguments in support of our claim for 2014 which is :–

 “A minimum increase of £1 an hour on scale point 5 to achieve the Living Wage and the same flat rate increase on all other scale points”

The full claim document is available on the GMB website at this link:

 The local government employers said they will be consulting with councils and expect to be giving a formal response to our claim in February.

We must therefore use the intervening period to campaign and raise awareness of our strong case for a decent pay rise in 2014. We are told the economy is recovering, it’s about time local government workers had a fair share.

Posted: 6th November 2013

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