Industrial Action Statement

October 3, 2022

On Friday 30 September, the Council presented a local pay offer to the Trade Unions (GMB, NIPSA and Unite the Union). The Trade Unions had collectively asked for 2 Spinal Column Point increases and a cost of living payment. Council agreed to both these requests. 

The Union representatives felt this offer was suitable to bring to their membership for consideration through a ballot, and if accepted could bring an end to the ongoing industrial action.

The outcome of the ballot will not be known until Friday 28 October. The Council had requested a suspension of Industrial Action until the ballot had concluded as has been the case in other councils.

Council was disappointed to learn from Unite the Union that their members who are currently on strike would not agree to suspend the strike action during the ballot process.

Whilst Council is respectful of an individual’s right to strike, we are now facing a continued period of significant disruption across essential services for at least a further four-week period.

You should continue to visit the Council website for the latest information on service delivery at this time.