Council staff vote to accept pay deal

Council
workers who are members of the Transport and General Workers (T&G) union
have voted to accept a three-year pay offer.

The
deal, worth 8.9 per cent, also includes commitments by local government
employers to end pay inequality between men and women.

“T&G
members have voted for this deal on the basis that it was the best we could
achieve through negotiation,” said Peter Allenson, T&G national secretary
for public services.

“This
three-year period gives the employers the opportunity to put into practice
their commitments on equal pay. We will be keeping a very close eye on
progress," he said.

"The
T&G will also be using every opportunity it can to make sure the
recommendations of the Local Government Pay Commission are taken up and not
lodged in an archive. Real progress in local government requires real
commitment to rewarding and valuing the workforce,” he added.

By Mike Berry

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