Single Status and job evaluation how has it affected you?

10 May

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:

Further information on Single Status is available on the Voice Website.

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3 Responses to “Single Status and job evaluation how has it affected you?”

  1. John Tuerena 16. Dec, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    Is everyone sleeping?? There should be millions of comments on this blog, or am I the only one who feels ICT Technicians have suffered a drastic pay cut because someone thought it would be a good idea.

    • A thomas 05. Mar, 2011 at 9:03 am #

      I agree. I have recently began working as a teaching assistant in South Wales. I was previously in Central government wherre grading and evaluation of work was structured. Now working in a primary school, agreeably I took the position offered with a minimum wage, but the work and core periods I am employed for need to be extended. It is difficult to walk out of a class when there are things to be done before the children go home. Also the school is breaking laws where teaching assistants are now actually teaching a new reading method for one hour a day. No time has been allocated to prepare for these lessons and many of the TA’s are taking the work home!! Unless people speak out the more they will be walked over.

  2. John Tuerena 03. Jan, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    My fight for justice ended on 28th September 2010. Being made redundant from a job I cheerished and to be treated like !!!!! can’t say hurts too much.

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