A man dressed as a postbox sits in front of a large group of people holding banners and UNISON flags. The message on the banner is 'Rise up to get pay up'

Council and school staff in East of England begin strike ballot over pay

Nearly 25,000 council and school support staff across the East of England will begin voting today on whether to strike over pay, says UNISON. The wage offer made by employers to local government staff is nowhere near what’s needed to meet rising prices during the cost of living crisis, says the union. UNISON had called […]

Local government workers tell bosses: ‘We’ve never been so hard up’

Local government workers “have never been so hard up” and it’s hitting the quality of services, council staff told bosses this morning at meeting of local government employers. Council and school staff were speaking at a meeting of the East of England Local Government Association to make the case for a pay boost of £2,000 […]