Pay freeze at council’s

STAFF at two Derbyshire council’s have their pay frozen for the third year in a row, it has been confirmed.

The Local Association announced the plans earlier, however individual councils were able to decide whether to follow the guidance.

This week council chiefs confirmed they would follow the proposals - which will affect 16,675 full and part time Derbyshire County Council employees and 4,620 workers at Derby City Council.

Members of public sector union Unison are now cavassing local members to gauge support for a strike and have formally rejected what the LGA’s decision.

Officials at the LGA say the pay freeze is required because of rising costs and shrinking funding for local Government from the Coalition Government.