Preparing the pay claim

Thank you to every member who took part in our PAY 24 survey.

The workers that mostly engaged with us were in Waste and Cleansing and Social Care.

The feedback was that most members

  • want a flat rate increase, rather than percentage
  • work a 37-hour week
  • see improving pay as the prority
  • see a 4-day working week as the second most important thing to campaign for.

Next steps

We will now create a pay claim and share it with Unison and GMB, so we can agree a claim to submit to COSLA within the next couple weeks.

We will look for the claim to include

  • a flat-rate pay rise
  • a shorter working week
  • a trial of a 4-day week, with no loss of pay
  • a quick settlement.