Unison social workers to join second pay strike in September

Union announces another walk out by its local government members over 1% pay rise offer

Unison social workers are poised to strike again on Tuesday 30 September as the union continues its battle with local authorities over pay rises for local government employees.

The move follows a multi-union strike held on 10 July that saw around one million public service workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland walk out.

“The strike on 10 July sent a strong message to the employers that local government and school support workers are fed up and angry with being exploited,” said Heather Wakefield, head of local government at Unison.

“It’s time for the employers to come back to the negotiating table and work with us to secure a decent offer for our members and end this damaging dispute.”

The dispute centers on the Local Government Association’s decision to offer local government and school support workers a 1% pay rise for 2014/15.

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