Agreement has today been reached on the pay award for local authority Craftworker (‘Red Book’) employees. The below circular sets out the details.

Craftworkers’ Pay Agreement 2022

Despite this, Unite and GMB have announced their intention to target councils where ‘Red Book’ employees are well organised, in order to actively pursue local disputes that will focus on achieving improved terms and conditions for their Craftworker members.

Local authority Chief Executives

As advised previously, the National Employers’ final offer to local authority Chief Executives has not been accepted by ALACE, so should not be implemented. This is because of legal issues arising out of the cases of Kostal UK Limited v Dunkley and INEOS Infrastructure Grangemouth Limited v Jones. A meeting between lead members of the National Employers and ALACE has been scheduled for Friday 18 November.

From the LGA

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