Further to below, Unite has announced that its members have voted by a majority of 81% to 19% to also reject the final pay offer. 85% voted to say they are supportive of taking industrial action. Unite’s local government committee will meet to discuss next steps which include holding a formal ballot for industrial action.
As expected, GMB members have also voted by a majority of 75% to 25% to also reject the final pay offer. It will shortly conduct a consultative industrial action ballot, the result of which will determine whether there is support to then hold a formal ballot for industrial actio
1 October 2021
UNISON members have voted by a majority of 79% to 21% to reject the National Employers’ final pay offer to local government services (‘Green Book’) employees. UNISON’s local government committee also agreed today to begin preparations for an industrial action ballot.
GMB and Unite will be announcing the outcome of their pay offer consultations next week.
The National Employers will be meeting on 19 October to take stock of the situation.
We will continue to keep you updated with any developments but UNISON’s decision does mean that a pay deal will not be agreed for some time yet.