Members urged to ‘strike a chord’ for local government pay

 UNISON is urging members to take part in a Christmas carol sing up for local government pay on 18 December.

For three years, local government workers have suffered a pay freeze, while many conditions have also been cut at local level.

Head of local government Heather Wakefield said: “Local government pay is now worth 10% less than it was in 1997.

“That’s why we’re campaigning for a better deal – because you’re worth it.”

And as part of the campaign, 18 December has been designated as Strike a Chord for Local Government Pay Day.

The union has produced some NJC carols and would like branches and regions to organise carol singing on the day.

Ms Wakefield continued: “You could sing at lunchtime or after work, at your council offices, in your local high street or station, so that you can tell the public about our campaign. And remember to let us know what you’re doing.”

Contact your regional head of local government to find out about activities – and organise one in your own branch.

You can download a songsheet of the carols below and order leaflets to hand out to the public in English (stock number 3350) and Welsh (stock number 3352) from our online catalogue.

We’ve also produced an online advent calendar highlighting local government pay which you can see below.

Song sheet of local government carols

Local government pay advent calendar

Keep up to date with news on local government pay at our local government pay key issue

Follow us on twitter and tweet us what you’re doing @LocalGovPay

Follow us on facebook and let us know what you’re doing at UNISONinlocalgovernment

06 Dec 2013 10:47
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