Join us at publicservices.international - for all the latest news, resources and struggles from around the world.
We are no longer updating world-psi.org and it will be progressively phased out: all content will be migrated to the new site and old links will redirect eventually.
The letter to Sarah Messenger, the employers' secretary on the National Joint Council for Local Government Services, states: "In light of the failure to make us an NJC pay offer for 2014-15 and as a result of your suggestion that this year's pay offer will in any case be ‘pegged’ to the national minimum wage, I am writing to notify you that the Trade Union Side considers itself to be in formal dispute with you."
It is signed UNISON national secretary Heather Wakefield on behalf of the joint trade unions, which also include PSI affiliates GMB and Unite.
Key issue: local government pay
Sign up to UNISON’s Worth It pay campaign: UNISON is helping by making sure pay stays at the top of the agenda, and continuing to campaign for better and fairer pay.