The most recent national circular relating to Coroners’ terms and conditions is from 30th July 2012 to confirm that a pay award would not be offered for 2012/13. To access a copy of this circular, please use the following link: Coroners' Joint circular 55.pdf
The Soulbury trade unions have submitted a pay claim for 2013/14 which is for:-
- On pay, a significant increase on all Soulbury pay scale points and all pay-related and London allowances from 1st September 2013;
- On conditions of service, the restoration of the Essential Car User Allowance where travel and work patterns justify it; and
- A new Soulbury workforce survey which will seek a clearer picture of the changes affecting the workforce in terms of job losses, outsourcing and changes to pay and conditions at local level.
Soulbury Pay Negotiations 2013
The Soulbury Committee met last week to consider the 2013 Officers Side’s pay and conditions claim.
The National Employers decided to make an offer to the Officers Side of 1.0% on all pay points and allowances for this year. This decision was reached on the basis that there had been a 1.0% award for both the NJC workforce, school workforce (a high proportion of Soulbury Officers are former school leaders) and also following a consultation of authorities (via regions) which showed a clear majority for a pay offer for this year in line with the NJC.
The Officers Side will now consult on this offer and have stated that they will respond to the National Employers next month.
Youth & Community Workers
The Youth & Community Workers trade unions have submitted a pay claim for 2013/14. The claim seeks a substantial rise on all grades and allowances from September 2013 and for the removal of the bottom pay points so that the starting salary point for a Youth Support Worker would be pay point 5. A copy of the claim can be accessed via the following link: JNC Staff Side Claim - 2013 FINAL
The National Employers have offered an increase of 1%
A copy of the current Agreement for Youth & Community Workers (2012) can be accessed via the following link: JNC Agreement FINAL
Workshops for the Blind
Agreement has been reached with the NJC for Employees in Workshops for the Blind got a 1% pay increase from 1st April 2013. A copy of the circular with the revised rates can be accessed via the following link: Blind Workshops Payscales 2013-14