As more council staff return to the workplace, our HR expert Chris Moses has advised council management teams to be prepared to deal with requests for 'home-working'.
'More and more Council offices and facilities are continuing to reopen, and more workers are returning to them,' says Chris.
'However, it's not business as usual. Many Councils are looking to hybrid, flexible approaches and offering a mix... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:28 by Wendy Amis
With shielding due to end on April 1st, our HR expert Chris Moses has put together a briefing document aimed at guiding councils through the process of post-lockdown risk assessments. The guide can be viewed here on the DALC website.
Posted: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 13:10 by Wendy Amis
NALC have published the agreed pay award for the sector for 2020/21.
Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 16:41 by Wendy Amis
The Government has announced that workers who were on Furlough Leave before the 10th June 2020, can return to work on a Part Time/Reduced hours basis from the 1st July.
- It is up to Employers to decide what hours should be worked, as long as they would fall within Employees normal hours of work.
- Staff will get paid 100% of their normal hourly rate of pay for the hours that they work.
- Employers will be... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 16:01 by Wendy Amis
As you may know, the clerk salary scales reflect those of the public sector, negotiated nationally. As yet, there has been no agreement on the pay award for 2020-21.
On 5th February the Employers made a pay offer of 2% for the 2020 pay award, which has been rejected by the joint trade unions. Negotiations are continuing but it would be wise for local Councils to budget for an amount in excess of 2%... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:10 by Wendy Amis
The local government unions' have this week submitted a pay claim which is open to consultation among local councils.
- The pay claim for 2018/19 includes a 5% increase on all NJC pay points, the deletion of NJC pay points 6, 7, 8 & 9 (the deletion of these pay points to occur after the 5% increase has been applied to ensure that no NJC pay points fall below the Foundation Living Wage rate of £8.45... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:06 by Wendy Amis
The National Association of Local Councils has adopted a longstanding policy position that parish councillors should have the same rights as principal authority councillors to be able to claim the Dependants' Carers' allowance. At the moment parish councillors cannot reclaim monies under this allowance to pay for childcare and similar to attend parish council meetings. This is unfair as the same allowance... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:47 by Wendy Amis