Saturday 30 April 2016

Local Government Services (Green Book)

As part of its core service, East Midlands Councils provides advice to its member authorities on the national conditions of service for employees within the Local Government Services negotiating body, i.e. those covered by the Green Book conditions of service.

A copy of the Green Book is available to local authorities via the LGA website.

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Pay Negotiations: Update and Suggested Communication to Staff - 14th April 2016

The circular below provides an update on this year’s pay round along with suggested messages to employees.

Emp Circ pay update staff comms 14Apr16  

Negotiations for Local Government Pay 

In the latest developments on national negotiations for local government pay for 2016, UNISON has issued a newsletter to its branches to inform them that the Employers’ pay offer for “Green Book” employees has been rejected by 64% to 36%.  In response, the Employers have issued the following statement:-  “The National Employers are disappointed that UNISON has today announced that its members have rejected the final pay offer. However, we shall await the results of GMB’s and Unite’s pay consultations, which are due in the next few weeks, before commenting further”

Unison - pay-justice-2016-bulletin-issue-08

Job Evaluation

The NJC JE Technical Working Group has produced (20.1.16)  the attached technical Note which the LGA have asked us to circulate to Councils. Tech Note 15 Market Supplements Jan16 (003)

Pay Negotiations Update and National Living Wage: 1 APRIL 2016

Emp Circ NLW uplift 19Jan16

Trade Union Pay Claim for 2016/17 - Local Government Services (Green Book)

Trade Unions for the Local Government Services (Green Book) NJC have formally tabled a pay claim for 2016/17 (see link below).  The National Employers have acknowledged receipt of the claim and a further response is unlikely in the near future. East Midlands Councils and other Regional Employers’ Organisations are in discussions with the National Employers about arrangements for consulting councils, which will likely involve regional pay meetings in September/October.  East Midlands Councils will keep its member authorities informed of any further developments.

Trade Union Pay Claim 3 June 2015

Local Government Pay 2014

LGS Pay Deal Agreed - 14 November 2014

Agreement has now been reached on LGS pay for 2014-16.  Please see the attached circular LGS Pay 2014-15-16 

Localism Act: Pay Policy Statements - Guidance for Chief Executives

Further to the JNC's initial guidance (dated 25 Nov 11), please find attached Supplementary Note No 1 that deals with a few issues that have been raised by local authorities Developments at National Level on Pay for Local Government Services Employees for 2011/2012   Pay Policy Supplementary - 12 Jan

Further to the JNC's initial guidance (dated 25 Nov 11) and Supplementary Note No 1 (dated 12 Jan), please find attached Supplementary Note No 2 that deals with Pay multiple: where it should be published, Pay multiple: no requirement to publish a target, Pay multiple: calculating the average, Tax avoidance, Definition of Chief Officer Pay Policy Supplementary Part 2 - 1 March 12

The Employers' Side of the NJC for Local Government Services (Green Book) staff have today (28.10.11) received a claim from the joint trade unions in relation to pay for 2012.  Please see the claim below:  TU Pay Claim 28 Oct 11

The LGS Employers have today (17.2.11) informed the local government trade unions that they will not be in a position to make any pay offer for 2011/2012.  Please see below Circular and Options paper.

Emp Circ 17 Feb 11

Options Paper Nov 10

National Car Allowance Rates

The current NJC car allowance rates are as set out in the circular dated 13th November 2009, which takes account of the amendments to the VAT rates.  National Care Allowance rates 2009 (revised Jan 2010)

Please find attached letter that has this morning (20th October 2010) been sent to the National Trade Union Secretaries informing them that the Employers have decided that the 2011 technical report (that recommends NJC mileage rates to apply from 1 April each year) should not be commissioned at this stage and that the current 2010 mileage rates should continue to apply (if necessary beyond 1 April 2011) until such time as the NJC agrees an alternative method of recompense. 2011 Car Rates letter to TUs