NJC: Council and school pay for London

Local government staff keep communities safe, clean and accessible, yet there is often little or no recognition for your hard work.

Care workers, refuse collectors, social workers, teaching assistants, community workers, street cleaners and so many more go above and beyond every single day.

With the cost-of-living skyrocketing to new highs every day, it’s time to rise up and demand decent pay for the work you do.

Following the results of our ballots in the summer, UNISON’s NJC Committee made the decision not to pursue industrial action. UNISON met with the other local government unions, GMB and Unite, on Wednesday 1 November, and the joint decision is to accept the pay offer for 2023 of an increase of £1,925 on all NJC pay points (pro rata’d for part-time and term time only staff). The pay award will be backdated to 1 April 2023. 

Because of the way London Weighting is included in members’ pay, the final settlement figures are different for members in Greater London. There is a separate joint pay circular for London which explains the rates and details on London pay spines can be found below.

London pay spines

We want to thank you for your patience while we worked to resolve this year’s pay dispute. The local government employers have been informed and our immediate priority is to get the money into the pay packets of our hardworking members as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions, please contact your branch directly.