The Single Status Agreement the national agreement, negotiated by the National Joint Council (NJC) in 1997 aimed to re-organise pay and rewards in local government, with a view that councils would ensure that all their staff received equal pay for work of equal value by undertaking 'Job Evaluation' pay and grading reviews.
Job Evaluation has caused many adverse responses particularly from nursery nurses members who have been widely affected but there have also been many positive outcomes, where members have either seen an increase in pay or their terms and conditions as a result of the process.
In summer 2009, Voice conducted a survey of 154 local authorities that had implemented, or were in the process of implementing, Single Status. This has provided Voice with an interesting picture of where LAs are currently at within the process, and how it has impacted on their employees, including our members, but we would like to know more!
We would like to hear about your experiences of the process and how it has affected you positively or negatively. So if you have an opinion which you are willing to share, please post a comment here or contact Voice direct (tel: 01332 372337, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).