After two weeks of intensive talks, proposals for revising the controversial pay and grading structure - supposed to take effect from 1 April - were agreed.
Among the revisions to the controversial original proposals are:
Variations in the tiers of the seven pay bands
An effective minimum wage for city council staff of £6.18 per hour
An increase in the number of staff who will see their pay rise to 48% from 45.5%
An extra 12 months of pay protection for staff who will see their basic pay cut
See Resources (below, right) for full details of the pay and grading offer
Anita Edwards, a regional officer for Unison in the West Midlands said it was fair to call the revised pay and grading offer a breakthrough.
But she cautioned that lawyers would need up to a month to go through the paperwork of the agreement to check that the deal was equality-proofed before it could even be put to a ballot.
Alan Rudge (Con), Birmingham’s human resources lead, said he was delighted that negotiations had reached an amicable outcome.
"This would be a good result for both employees and the citizens of Birmingham,” he said.