Below you will find the final proposals on NJC pay for 2014 -2016 which UNISON’s NJC Committee considered last week and agreed to consult on.

The intention is to ensure that the three unions and the LGA consult on exactly the same basis.

How will the consultation work?

The consultation on the pay proposals will begin in the week beginning 20 October. It will be carried out in accordance with the Local Government Service Group’s Pay Consultation procedures agreed at Local Government conference. We will be asking branches to carry out local ballots of all members covered by the NJC, as far as possible. Regions will be asked to support branches in the consultation process.

All members whose pay is determined by the NJC will be eligible to vote, including those not balloted for industrial action.

NJC future work

Both sides recognise that local government is undergoing a period of unprecedented change. The way that public services are designed and delivered is evolving at a rapid pace and against this background the NJC agrees that councils and their workforce need collective agreements that:

  • reward employees fairly and recognise the diverse needs of the workforce
  • attract, retain and train people with the skills needed for the future
  • enable local service providers to react more quickly to changing circumstances
  • facilitate effective partnership working and collaboration across organisations
  • remove or modify existing barriers to ensure employees can move more easily between different public sector employers

The NJC remains committed to national collective bargaining and aims to ensure that the bargaining machinery can reflect and support new ways of working. The NJC will focus on producing outputs that are relevant, fair and beneficial to both employers and those employed to provide public services.

Proposals

Here are the proposals as set out by UNISON’s NJC committee. See below for the effect on Bexley NJC grades.

  • £1,065 (8.56%) on SCP5 with effect from 1 January 2015
  • £1,000 (7.93%) on SCP6 with effect from 1 January 2015
  • £800 (6.19%) on SCP7 with effect from 1 January 2015
  • £550 (4.13%) on SCP8 with effect from 1 January 2015
  • £350 (2.55%) on SCP9 with effect from 1 January 2015
  • £325 (2.32%) on SCP10 with effect from 1 January 2015
  • 2.20% on SCPs 11 and above with effect from 1 January 2015
  • Removal of SCP5 with effect from 1 October 2015
  • £325 non-consolidated payment on SCPs 5, 6 & 7 to be paid in December 2014
  • £150 non-consolidated payment on SCPs 8, 9 & 10 to be paid in December 2014
  • £100 non-consolidated payment on SCPs 11-25 incl to be paid in December 2014
  • 0.45% of proposed new salaries on SCPs 26-49 incl, of which £100 to be paid in December 2014 and the remaining balance to be paid in April 2015

See table below for how these translate to Bexley grades

How the proposals affect each Bexley NJC pay grade

Grade Points 1 Apr 2013 Jan 2015 proposals to be consulted on
current
pay
per annum
one-off
lump sum
paid Dec ’14
one-off
lump sum
paid Apr ’15
per annum per hour
Bexley 01 & 02 012 & 021 £14,961 £325 £0 £16,242 £8.65
Bexley 01 & 02 013 & 022 £15,090 £325 £0 £16,287 £8.68
Bexley 01 & 02 014 & 023 £15,361 £325 £0 £16,312 £8.69
Bexley 02 & 03 024 & 031 £15,771 £150 £0 £16,422 £8.75
Bexley 03 032 £16,164 £150 £0 £16,576 £8.83
Bexley 03 & 04 033 & 041 £16,452 £150 £0 £16,834 £8.97
Bexley 03 & 04 034 & 042 £16,647 £100 £0 £17,013 £9.06
Bexley 04 043 £16,962 £100 £0 £17,335 £9.23
Bexley 04 044 £17,367 £100 £0 £17,749 £9.46
Bexley 05 051 £17,658 £100 £0 £18,046 £9.61
Bexley 05 052 £17,985 £100 £0 £18,381 £9.79
Bexley 05 053 £18,378 £100 £0 £18,782 £10.01
Bexley 05 054 £18,768 £100 £0 £19,181 £10.22
Bexley 06 061 £19,104 £100 £0 £19,524 £10.40
Bexley 06 062 £19,758 £100 £0 £20,193 £10.76
Bexley 06 063 £20,406 £100 £0 £20,855 £11.11
Bexley 06 064 £21,087 £100 £0 £21,551 £11.48
Bexley 07 071 £21,588 £100 £0 £22,063 £11.75
Bexley 07 072 £22,170 £100 £0 £22,658 £12.07
Bexley 07 073 £22,833 £100 £0 £23,335 £12.43
Bexley 07 & 08 074 & 081 £23,511 £100 £0 £24,028 £12.80
Bexley 08 082 £24,210 £100 £11.34 £24,743 £13.18
Bexley 08 083 £24,957 £100 £14.78 £25,506 £13.59
Bexley 08 & 09 084 & 091 £25,710 £100 £18.24 £26,276 £14.00
Bexley 09 092 £26,664 £100 £22.63 £27,251 £14.52
Bexley 09 093 £27,498 £100 £26.46 £28,103 £14.97
Bexley 09 094 £28,311 £100 £30.20 £28,934 £15.41

Higher Bexley grades (Hay)

The Bexley grades higher than these (Hay grades) would be settled subsequently. The higher grades in the NJC scale do not correspond directly to Bexley Hay grades, reflecting the lower pay rises Hay staff have received in the past.

It’s possible that these Hay grades would get a similar settlement to the highest grades above – a 0.45% one-off lump sum split between December and April and a 2.2% increase from January – but this would be decided by Bexley locally after the above NJC-based grades have had their settlement agreed.