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Union threatens strike over pay

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Unite is threatening to strike over the disputed pay offer for local government workers.

The union has warned Local Government Employers (LGE) that 70,000 staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are to be balloted for industrial action over the 2.45% offer.

Unite national officer Peter Allenson said: “Our members are understandably angered and frustrated. LGE must recognise that local government workers are struggling with soaring energy and food costs. This pay offer is a pay cut and it's totally unacceptable."

'No more cash available'

LGE has offered 2.45% from the 1 April this year. They have also offered a further 0.05% for workers on the bottom points of the local government pay scale, which Unison members have rejected.

An LGE spokesman said the organisation had made a "final pay offer having consulted in detail with local authorities".
He added: "It represents the limit of affordability. There is no more money available to increase the offer."

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