This week the National Employers notified us that all of the trade unions have now provided them with the results of their ballots and they have all rejected the National Employers' final pay offer to local government services ('Green Book') employees:
- UNISON members have voted by a majority of 79% to 21%. Their local government committee also agreed to begin preparations for an industrial action ballot.
- GMB members have voted by a majority of 75% to 25%. It will shortly conduct a consultative industrial action ballot, the result of which will determine whether there is support to then hold a formal ballot for industrial action.
- Unite members have voted by a majority of 81% to 19%, plus 85% also voted to say they are supportive of taking industrial action. Their local government committee will meet to discuss the next steps which include holding a formal ballot for industrial action.
The National Employers will be meeting on 19 October to take stock of the situation and we understand they do not expect a deal soon. We will keep you informed of developments provide further updates when we can.
Posted: Fri, 15 Oct 2021 10:30 by Kevin Bacon