05 August 2022 Share
We are aware that support staff may be facing significant challenge given current financial pressures. We have been in touch with some Unions to get an update on how things are progressing with the pay award for support staff, and have also collated some resources which may help.
If you know of something which has helped you let us know and we’ll add it to this page.
Update from Unison
Please find attached the employers’ NJC pay offer for school and council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which they say is a final offer. The key points are:
The headline offer is worth 10.5% at the bottom end of the pay spine – the offer letter has a full breakdown of what it means for each spinal column point.
In the light of this offer, UNISON’s NJC Committee will meet on Friday 29 July to consider feedback from regions and decide on next steps.
The joint trade union press release can be found here: https://www.unison.org.uk/news/press-release/2022/07/unions-react-to-pay-offer-for-council-and-school-staff/
Update from NEU
Our most up to date statement on support staff pay can be found here Support staff pay and conditions | NEU
“We know that support staff members face the most acute problems making ends meet. Their pay is decided in a different way to school teachers. Unison, GMB and Unite await the local government employers’ response to their pay claim; it is expected next week. We are talking to Unison, GMB and Unite and stand ready to ballot NEU support staff members alongside them, synchronising with our teachers ballot (September 24th ) as far as we can.”
Where to go for help
These shouldn’t be interpreted as recommendations, it’s a starting point to source support.