As this was a ballot of 345,000 members in more than 4,300 employers, the process of getting results out has been a complicated one.

UNISON’s NJC Committee met on 11 July to consider the full results of the ballot. Due to the Tory anti-trade union laws, we can only take industrial action in employers where we achieved a turnout of 50% or more (with a majority voting for action).UNISON passed this turnout threshold in a number of employers, but most of these were smaller employers. Given the legal restrictions placed on action, the NJC Committee agreed to await the ballot results from our sister union Unite, whose ballot closes at the end of July, before confirming publicly our agreed next steps.

With regards results for members at Nottingham City Council, 75.12% voted yes to Industrial Action and 24.88% voted no on a turnout of 28.14%.

For members working in academies, please contact the branch if you wish to know the results for your employer.