NJC Payscales

NICVA (Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action) is the lead representative and membership body for charities, voluntary and community organisations in Northern Ireland. We provide information on HR and regularly monitor and report on the latest developments with NJC payscales.

For organisations using NJC payscales, please see the 2018 - 2020 version here.

Our latest articles on NJC Payscales:

Payscales for 2020/21

28 Aug 2020Alex Hastings HRHR, NJC Payscales

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services pay agreement has been confirmed, with a cost of living increase of 2.75% from 01 April 2020.

Payscales 2018 - 2020

30 Apr 2019HRHR, NJC Payscales, payscales

[Update: check payscales for 2020/2021 here ] The payscales for 2018 - 2020 have been updated to reflect the changes to the NJC pay spine for 2019/20.

NJC Payscales 2018 – 2020

27 Apr 2018Eamonn McKee HRNJC Payscales

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services has confirmed the pay deal, setting new pay rates from 1 April 2018 and 1 April 2019.

NICVA Payscales 2016 - 2018

5 Aug 2016Alex Hastings HRNJC Payscales

The NJC payscales were agreed in May 2016 following negotiations on the cost of living increase. NICVA has now updated its payscales for 2016 - 2018 using NJC points 6 - 49. 

NJC Pay - two year deal agreed for 2016 - 18

3 Jun 2016Alex Hastings HRHR, Salaries, Employing People, NJC Payscales

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services has confirmed the pay deal, setting new pay rates from 1 April 2016 and 1 April 2017.

NJC pay claim 2016/17

13 Jan 2016Alex Hastings HRHR, NJC Payscales

For those in the voluntary and community sector following NJC payscales, a cost of living increase for 2016/17 has not yet been agreed.

NJC Payscales - December 2014

4 Dec 2014Alex Hastings HRNJC Payscales

A cost of living increase for NJC pay has now been agreed and a copy of NICVA's updated payscales is attached with this article.

NJC Pay - agreement reached on pay increase

17 Nov 2014Alex Hastings HRNJC Payscales

A cost of living pay increase has been agreed by the NJC trade unions and local government employers which will see most workers on NJC pay getting a 2.2% increase from January 2015.

NJC Pay - Strike called off over new pay proposal

13 Oct 2014Alex Hastings HRHR, NJC Payscales

Further industrial action by local government workers for 14 October 2014 has been called off following an announcement that the trade unions and employers will consult members on new pay proposals.

NJC Pay dispute – further industrial action

6 Aug 2014Alex Hastings HRNJC Payscales

Following the strike on 10 July 2014 by local government workers in Northern Ireland, England and Wales over NJC pay, another one day strike is planned for 14 October 2014.