Local government pay talks grind to a halt over high claim

Pay talks between management and staff in local government
are at a deadlock following the offer of a 3 per cent pay rise.

The Employers’ Organisation for Local Government (EOfLG) has
offered a 3 per cent pay rise to staff, but the unions are demanding a £1,000
flat rate pay claim.

The EOfLG has claimed that 97 per cent of local councils
could not afford a flat rate increase.

An EOfLG spokesperson said, “A 3 per cent increase will
put the local council minimum wage on £4.64, which is over a pound more than
the national minimum and 50p more than NHS lowest pay.” 

Talks will the unions will recommence on 20 March.

By Paul Nelson


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