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Jersey civil servants' union at 'action stage' of negotiations

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Members of the civil servant union, Prospect, will meet employment representatives today (22nd November) to discuss what action they intend to take after a below-inflation pay deal was imposed by the States without their agreement.

Some sectors - including nurses and midwives - have now received a revised offer for 2018 and 2019, after months of negotiations between unions and the States Employment Board.

But the below-inflation pay rise for civil servants remains unchanged.

Civil servants voted in favour of possible strike action earlier in November.

Senator Tracey Vallois, who chairs the States Employment Board, said she "regrets" the offer being implemented without agreement but that it is "the right thing to do" to ensure that colleagues receive their 2018 pay increases in 2018.

Meanwhile, one teachers' union, the NASUWT, says it "condemns" the decision to force the pay deal on them without agreement.

They will also now consider strike action.

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