NICVA HR updates: new policies and the latest pay claim

14 Nov 2011 Alex Hastings    Last updated: 20 Jun 2014

NICVA has updated its paternity, retirement and maternity policies to reflect recent legislative changes. The advice note attached below is to provide a brief overview of what the changes are and to inform organisations of where further advice and

NICVA’s updated policies on retirement and paternity leave have now been published in the Staff handbook section of the website:


Pay Claim

The Trade Union side of the National Joint Council for Local Government Services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland submitted a pay claim for 2012/13 on 28 October 2011.

Organisations operating NJC payscales are working to the latest scales issues for 09/10 which can be accessed on NICVA's website at:


The latest pay claim lodged with employers states that it 'is for a substantial increase on all pay points that recognises the financial hardship being suffered by NJC workers - in particular the lowest paid – as a consequence of inflation and the failure of the Local Government Employers to award £250 to those earning below £21,000, as embodied in Government policy'.

Further information on the new pay claim may be obtained from the Unison website at:


Further information on human resources and related policies can be found on the staff handbook page or by contacting Alex McGimpsey on 028 9087 7777 or by emailing [email protected]'s picture
by Alex Hastings

Human Resources Manager

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