Support for a pay increase from Lambeth Councillors

Lambeth Labour councillors have passed a motion in support of the local govenment pay claim put in by UNISON and other unions.  It is an excellent motion that puts the demand fair and square on the government to lift the pay cap and give workers a decent pay increase. We have lost around 14% of our pay since 2010 and our members are fed up. Job cuts, decimated services, constant reorganisations and low pay to boot – we have our work cut out to give local government the boost it needs to get back on its feet.

 

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Smash the pay cap! What you can do to win 5%

For too long public sector workers have been underpaid.

Our wages have fallen behind as prices and the cost of living increase.

In real terms we have lost 14% of our salary since 2010.

Now there is a campaign to break the public sector pay cap.  UNISON and other public sector unions have put in a 5% pay claim.

But we all need to get behind this campaign to win it.

What you can do to help.

Petition

Please sign this Parliamentary petition to get it debated in Parliament. We need 100,000 signatures (currently on 73,000!) https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200032

 

Write to your MP and Councillors

You can write to your local councillors using UNISON’s easy to use website

Write to your Councillors

To find your MPs contact details please visit
http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/

Wear badges and stickers

We have loads of badges and stickers in the union office in International House, please pop over to pick some up. If you are not allowed to wear them at work then wear them on outdoor coats, put stickers on the back of your mobile or the back of your ID badge.

Put posters up at work

We also have posters for union notice boards. Get in touch with us at the union office to get some.

Come on the rally outside Parliament on 17th October

There is a rally outside Parliament. Meeting at the Department of Health at 17:30 and marching down Whitehall for a rally at 6pm. Expect big name speakers like Jeremy Corbyn.

Lambeth UNISON will be heading there after our Branch Meeting earlier in the day.

UNISON members on strike at Lambeth college

On 24 February UNISON members at Lambeth college took strike action for a pay increase alongside UCU members.

Staff in FE haven’t got a pay increase since 2009, and with the cost of living increasing they have actually lost around 17% of their pay. This was a national strike to try and force the employers to take staff wages seriously.

The FE sector has suffered huge cuts since 2010, as the Tories have gutted public spending. They use the excuse of paying off the deficit, but as we know, the deficit has grown since 2010. All the while libraries are closed, schools face cuts and the NHS is being privatised.

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