T & G union has described a 3.5 per cent pay deal for local government
workers as a "wise move" by employers.
union said the inflation busting pay offer will avoid industrial action by the
1.2 million workers who will be affected by the deal.
Dromey, national organiser at the T & G union, said, “The package which has
been negotiated will actually mean a pay increase of over 4 per cent for tens
of thousands of some of the lowest paid workers in local government.”
pay offer is backdated to 1 April this year and the unions involved will put
the offer to their members during a consultation process which will conclude on
June 1, 2001.
pay negotiations have been carried out through the National Joint Council for
Local Government Services.