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Youth worker pay deal win

Unite youth and community workers vote to accept pay deal
Chantal Chegrinec, Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Youth and community workers, members of Unite, along with staff side unions have voted to accept a two year pay deal starting from September 2018.


Unite members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the two year  Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC), pink book pay deal with a 90 per cent majority.


The deal gives workers a pay boost of two per cent in 2018, with a further two per cent in 2019. The lowest paid workers on pay bands 7 and below will receive in excess of two per cent over the two years.


The staff side unions – NEU, UCU, Unison and Unite – which negotiate on behalf of over 10,000 youth and community workers across England & Wales have now all completed their consultation with members, with all voting in favour of the deal.


“We thank all the members that have participated in this ballot and made their voices heard,” said Unite national officer for youth and community workers Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe.


“This pay deal does represent progress in this climate of economic and political uncertainty, but we will continue to campaign for decent pay for youth and community workers and better funding for youth and community services,” he added.


“Unite the union will publish the new JNC pink book rates as soon as they are available and we will work with employers in the statutory and voluntary sectors so that the new pay deal can be implemented in employees’ October pay packets with the correct back pay calculations.”


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