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Reject rotten local government pay proposal

Issue No. 2428

The Unison, GMB and Unite unions are holding a consultative ballot of local government members in England and Wales over pay. 

It ends on 12 November.

Union leaders called off a strike last month after cobbling together a rotten pay proposal.

It would give workers just 94p extra a year per £1,000 earned.

Workers voted to strike against a paltry 1 percent pay offer from employers.

The latest proposal isn’t even an official offer. Workers should reject it.

John McLoughlin, branch secretary of Unison in Tower Hamlets, spoke to Socialist Worker in a personal capacity. 

He said, “The rotten pay deal shows why we need to bring together the rank and file within and across unions. 

“Every activist should try to get to the Unite the Resistance conference and debate a real strategy that can win.”

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