Employers surprised at 'ambitious' 5% pay claim

By Dan Peters | 14 June 2017

Trade unions today demanded a ‘relatively modest’ pay rise of at least 5% in their claim for 2018/19.

The joint trade union side submission to the Local Government Association argued local government and school workers ‘needed and deserved a decent and fair pay rise’ after reaching the ‘limit of what can be squeezed from an exhausted and demoralised workforce’.


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