A 2023 pay claim has been received from ALACE for local authority Chief Executives. Councils will be briefed on this claim at the South East regional pay briefings (click the link to book) scheduled to take place on 9 February.
The claim seeks:
- a pay increase for all chief executives in April 2023 and subsequent years that is the same as the percentage increase for the top point on the scale for local government staff covered by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NB: If the pay offer is expressed in £s rather than a percentage for the NJC scale, we are seeking a pay increase for chief executives that is not less than the percentage increase for the top point on the NJC scale. If the pay offer for the NJC scale is expressed in percentage terms…we are seeking a percentage pay increase for chief executives that is the same as the percentage increase for the top point on the NJC scale, spinal column point 43)
- a direct and immutable link for increases for April 2023 onwards, to ensure that chief executives would receive the same percentage increase as the top point on the NJC scale
- the potential need to review the provision that the leave allowance for chief executives is a minimum of 30 days (inclusive of any long service leave, extra statutory and local holidays). If the 2023 pay deal for NJC staff involves any further increase in annual leave, we would expect to see a matching increase in the minimum leave allowance for chief executives.
Separate pay claims have not yet been submitted by the Staff Sides representing local authority Chief Officers and Craftworkers.
The National Employers will be meeting on 23 February.