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Thanks to those of you who were able to make it to our Online Branch Meeting on Pay.

For those of you who didn’t there is a regional one next week. Please register here https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpd–gqjgsHNJpgXt7t6rixr4ba1WsG89i

You can also view the presentation that may answer many of your questions here NJC-Fair-Pay-Now-2021-Presentation (3)

There is an urgent need to talk about what we are going to do about Pay this year. We are not expecting much from a post election offer but you might want to ask candidates knocking on your door of phoning you up what their views on pay rises for public sector workers are?

In Scotland (who often get a better deal) they are already balloting over their paltry offer. You can watch our new General Secretary Christina McAnea urging them to vote for strike action here  https://twitter.com/i/status/1381942641252831232

We think a rise of 10% is not only affordable, it’s deserved. Let’s not have another 10 years of Austerity.

Council staff have worked through the pandemic, not all from home, and some have done massive unpaid overtime hours directly dealing with issues relating to Covid19

Schools staff too have had to make huge adaptations to cope with remote learning, and we know its often support staff that have had to go in and deliver Educare during the peaks of the pandemic.