The ballot over the Local Government pay offer of 1% plus some uplifting of the bottom bands has been running since 23 May and will close on 23 June.

All Local Government members have been sent a ballot paper to their home address – if this has not been received or has been misplaced members should contact the ballot helpline on 0800 0 857 857 as soon as possible and no later than 12 noon on 18 June.

It is essential that all members use their vote and the Local Government Service Group Executive is recommending members vote YES for strike action.