The union is asking members to strike on July 10 because you have lost thousands of pounds in basic pay since 2010. See the impact of four years of pay restraint at the following Spinal Column Points (SCPs) below. What will it take to reverse this trend? Can you afford to continue to lose pay like this for another four years?
Why should local government workers be shut out of economic growth? Is that fair? Average private sector pay rises are running at 2.5%.
Lastly, consider the impact consistent below-inflation pay rises are having on your pension, making serious inroads into the value of the one of the most significant benefits of working in local government – its pension scheme.
Good luck and best wishes go from the West Sussex Branch to all UNISON, NUT, FBU, RMT, GMB, Unite and PCS members taking action across the UK on July 10!