Local Government Pay Claim 2024/25 'Update'

Local Government Pay Claim 2024/25 'Update'

4th of July, 2024

On the 16 May 2024 a full and final pay offer was made by the National Employers (see below).  

There have now been responses from the three NJC Trade Unions on that offer, as follows:

  • UNISON describes the offer as “disappointing” and is seeking an improved offer. They are conducting a consultative ballot of their members, and they are recommending rejection of it. Their ballot will run from 5 to 28 June.
  • GMB has expressed concern regarding the lack of meaningful negotiations and the length of time it has taken to get to this stage. They are leaving the recommendation open to members. Their ballot will run from 3 June until midday on 5 July.
  • UNITE says the offer is “entirely inadequate” and is recommending rejection of the offer but has not stated a timescale for their consultative ballot.

Position now is the GMB awaits the end of its ballot on 5th July. Updates will be posted when available.



The National Employers offer was:

"The National Employers wish to make the following full and final, one-year (1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025) offer:

  • With effect from 1 April 2024, an increase of £1,290 (pro rata for part-time employees) to be paid as a consolidated, permanent addition on all NJC pay points 2 to 43 inclusive. The equivalent percentage increases to each pay point are shown at Annex A 
  • With effect from 1 April 2024, an increase of 2.50 per cent on all pay points above the maximum of the pay spine but graded below deputy chief officer (in accordance with Green Book Part 2 Para 5.4) 
  • With effect from 1 April 2024 an increase of 2.50 per cent on all allowances (as listed in the 2023 NJC pay agreement circular dated 1 November 2023)"

and can be found here if you wish to read directly LINK to LGA as they went on to respond to the other elements of the initial demands such as 'reducing the working week by 2 hrs', 'one additional day annual leave', 'a phased approach to reaching a minimum pay rate of £15 an hour in a maximum of two years, sooner if possible'.