Unions demand £1 per hour pay rise for local government social care staff in 2014

National Joint Council workers in local government have seen an 18% drop in real terms earnings since 2010, according to union officials

Unison, GMB and Unite have submitted a pay claim for a rise of £1 per hour for local government workers including care staff and social workers in 2014-15.

The unions said this would bring the lowest paid workers – who are on £6.45 per hour – up to a rate roughly equivalent to the living wage (outside London) of £7.65.

The claim would only apply to those covered by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services.

Local Government Employers (LGE) has yet to respond to the claim.

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