Local Government Pay Offer 2023
UNISON members across all of Scotland’s councils voted to accept the latest offer by a margin of 69.6% to 30.4%. The accepted offer has various improvements on previous rejected offers including a timetable for all Local Government staff to be paid a minimum of £15 per hour by 2026 and the full deal being backdated to April 2023 rather than some uplifts only happening in Jan 2024.
This offer will be implemented by your employer in due course. This will see an additional backdated element for those on SCP 37 and above – this is the part that would have been paid from January but will now be backdated to April. Payment arrangements for this will be confirmed by your employer in due course.
All members should have received their backdated pay today, 30th November 2023.
For those members impacted by Universal Credit payment, we advise you contact payroll directly as the branch cannot make arrangements on individual. It would also be useful to contact DWP as we cannot do anything with regards to their rules. For further information, Barnet Unison branch have a useful page on advice regarding Universal Credit and backdated pay: https://www.barnetunison.me.uk/wp/2022/11/08/advice-on-backpay-and-universal-credit/.
For more information on the Local Government Pay Offer, please visit Unison Scotland page.