Craft Workers

A copy of the national conditions for craft workers, known as the Red Book, can be available from the LGA website.

Craftworkers' Pay Agreement 2020-21 

Update - 12th October 2020

Agreement has now been reached between the National Employers and the JNC Trade Union Side on rates of pay applicable from 1 April 2020.  A copy of the circular can be found here

Craftworkers' Pay Claim 2020

The JNC Craftworker unions have lodged the attached pay claim for 2020/21. The claim is for:-

A 10% pay rise for all Craft JNC employees (regardless of job title and designation) whose rate of pay is higher than the minimum salaries set out in the Craft JNC 2018-20 pay agreement circular (dated 10 April 2018), but is still contractually linked to the annual settlement reached by the Craft JNC.

The uprating of the minimum rates for Craft workers employed directly on JNC grades, benchmarked against average Craft pay rates within local authorities, and industry level collective agreements.

  • A one-day increase to all paid annual leave entitlement set out in the Red Book 
  • A two-hour reduction in the standard working week as set out in the Red Book 
  • A comprehensive joint national review of the workplace causes of stress and mental health throughout local authorities 
  • A significant increase in tool allowance and insurance payments 
  • Commitment to the continuation of the Red Book agreement

The National Employers are meeting on 5 November and will use that opportunity to consider this claim and decide next steps etc.

We will keep you informed of any further developments in the national pay negotiations.