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Dear GMB Member,

The GMB National Joint Council (NJC) Pay Consultation is now open. We need all members to take part in the survey and join the GMB Public Services Pay Justice Campaign.

GMB recently met to agree the Local Government & Schools Pay Claim for 2020/21 across England, Wales & Northern Ireland. The pay claim once agreed by the staff side will be submitted to the employers by July 2019 and discussions will start on your pay.

GMB prides itself to ensure all members have a say on their pay. So ahead of the pay discussions we are stepping up GMB Pay Justice Campaign. GMB’s Pay Pinch Campaign was decisive in busting the public sector pay cap across Local Government & Schools and helped negotiate and introduce a new pay spine with a starting rate of £9.00 from April 2019 but we want to go further.

GMB will be campaigning for a pay deal that recognises the immense contribution our members make each day across Local Government & Schools. GMB will be stepping its ‘Go Public’ Campaign that includes campaigning for public services to be fully funded, pay justice & recognition of the contribution you make every day.

This is your opportunity to get involved. Please complete GMB Local Government and Schools Survey and return it to us as soon as possible (either to a local rep or to Freepost GMB) by Sunday 30th June 2019. For ease you can complete the GMB Local Government & Schools Survey on line at the following link

Remember union strength is in its numbers so the more people who join GMB, the stronger we are to make a real difference in your work.

All survey responses will be kept strictly confidential and once the responses are collated the GMB pay submission will be agreed and at a meeting of the trade union staff side the full pay submission will be agreed. A copy will be made available.

Not a member? Join at and email so a survey can be issued to you if you can’t access it on line.

There is also a newsletter that can be accessed here: Pay Claim Bulletin 2019

Regards, Leicester Services Branch

Posted: 21st June 2019

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