The cost-of-living crisis continues to raise the price of everything, from household bills to everyday essentials. There is a long way to go until your pay is where it needs to be.

UNISON is campaigning for a decent NJC pay increase for 2023, which will affect members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We are asking for a pay increase of RPI + 2%. The Treasury’s annual forecast for RPI for 2023 is currently 10.7%, so the increase we are asking for would amount to 12.7%. This would ensure that council and school workers are able to afford basic necessities without having to go from the front line to the breadline.

For further details visit NJC: Council and school pay 2023 | Campaigns | UNISON National