Contracts of employment may state that
salaries are set in line with local government salaries.
There are a number of options used in the voluntary and community
sector, the most widely used being the National Joint
Council (NJC) salary scales.
The pay and terms and conditions of
employment for many local government services' workers are set out
by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services.
More details from the Local Government Employers.
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the current National Joint Council (NJC)
salary scales that are used for many local government
These salary scales were agreed for
2009-10. They are still in use for pay during 2010-11,
2011-12 and 2012-13 to date.
The Local Government Employers (LGE) had
informed the Trade Unions that they were unable to offer any
increase in 2010-11. The LGE have also consulted with the
councils and announced that they have decided they are unable to
offer staff an annual pay rise for 2011-12.
The Trade Union Side of the NJC
tabled a pay claim for April 2012 for "a
substantial increase on all pay points that recognises the
financial hardship being suffered by NJC workers - in particular
the lowest paid - as a consequence of inflation and the failure of
the Employers to award £250 to those earning below £21,000, as
embodied in Government policy."
The Employers' Side of the National
Joint Council (NJC) met with the trade unions on 23 February
2012 and formally responded to their pay claim by informing them
that there will be no pay offer for 2012/13. They have also
invited the unions to commence discussions immediately covering
2013/14 pay, terms and conditions and reform of the national
negoitating machinery with a view to reaching agreement for
implementation on 1 April 2013.
The Trade Union Side subsequently
made a formal request that the matter of the 2012 pay claim be
referred to arbitration but the Employers' Side have written to
confirm that they cannot accede to this request.
Just Job Evaluation CD
Rom is a practical application of the Local
Government (NJC) Job Evaluation Scheme for the voluntary sector,
produced by PEACe. It helps organisations adopt a fair and
systematic framework for setting staff salaries on the NJC Salary
We also have many
useful template policies, model procedures and
guidance documents produced in partnership
Solicitors covering the employment basics through
to the complex HR issues encountered by the voluntary and community
Last updated 30.4.12