Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Local gov unions to consider council pay offer
GMB, UNISON and Unite will consider proposals from the local government employers outlining a proposed two-year pay deal for council and school support staff.
The offer, which covers the two years from 1 April 2018, details a two per cent wage rise next April for the majority of council and school support staff currently earning more than £19,430, and a further two per cent in April 2019.
Heather Wakefield, UNISON head of local government, said: “Council and school support staff are the lowest paid workers across our public services and are long overdue a wage rise above the 1% cap. The government must now come up with the cash to fund local government properly so councils have the money to give their staff a wage increase that doesn’t put more services or jobs at risk.”
The three unions will now put the offer to their respective committees for consideration.