Local Government and Schools Pay Ballot 2021

If you work in a local authority, a council, a school or an academy, then this is your chance to win yourself a decent pay rise!

GMB has submitted a pay claim and the response back from government was disappointing.  This is as follows:

  • An increase of 2.75% on NJC Pay Point 1
  • An increase of 1.75% on all NJC Pay Points 2 and above
  • Completion of the outstanding work of the joint Term-Time Only review group.

Any pay rises will, once accepted, be backdated to 1st April 2021.

Full details of the pay deal are available on our national bulletin, which you can read here:


Please vote on whether you would like to accept or reject this pay offer below.  Please note that GMB's Local Government and Schools Committee Reps are recommending that you vote to REJECT this offer.

The ballot will be closing at 12noon on Monday 4th October, so make sure you vote now to avoid missing out on having your say on pay.  Forms completed after this time will not be counted.