Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Date:
Wednesday, 20th September, 2017
Time:
7.00pm
Place:
Council Chamber, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1AU
 
Contact:
Peter Bell
01642 526188
peter.bell@stockton.gov.uk

Please note: The order of business may be subject to change on the day.

ItemDescription
Public
1 Welcome and Evacuation Procedure

2 Apologies for absence

3 Declarations of Interest

4 Minutes

The minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, 19 July 2017
(Minutes C 53/17 - C 59/17)

5 Former Councillor Fred Salt

6 Armed Forces Week

7 APSE Awards

8 Public Question Time

Members of the public may ask questions on matters for which the Council has responsibility or which affect the Borough subject to those questions having been submitted in accordance with Rule 10.3 of the Council Procedure Rules

9 Stockton-On-Tees Borough Local Plan

10 Billingham North Ward By-Election Results

11 Appointments / Amendments to Committees and Panel for 2017/19

12 Motion

To consider the following motion which has been submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12.1 by Councillor Norma Stephenson:-

NJC basic pay has fallen by 21% since 2010 in real terms.

NJC workers had a three year pay freeze from 2010 to 2012.

Local terms and conditions of many NJC employees have also been cut, impacting on their overall earnings.

NJC pay is the lowest in the public sector.

Job evaluated pay structures are being squeezed and distorted by bottom-loaded NJC pay settlements needed to reflect the increased National Living Wage and the Foundation Living Wage.

There are growing equal and fair pay risks resulting from this situation.

This Council therefore supports the NJC pay claim for 2018, submitted by Unison, GMB and Unite on behalf of council and school workers and calls for the immediate end of public sector pay restraint. NJC pay cannot be allowed to fall further behind other parts of the public sector. This Council welcomes the joint review of the NJC pay spine to remedy the turbulence caused by bottom loaded pay settlements.

This Council also notes the drastic ongoing cuts to local government funding and calls on the Government to provide additional funding to fund a decent pay rise for NJC employees and pay spine review.

This Council therefore resolves to:

Call immediately on the LGA to make urgent representation to Government to fund the NJC claim and the pay spine review and notify us of their action in this regard.

Write to the Prime Minister and Chancellor supporting the NJC pay claim and seeking additional funding to fund a decent pay rise and the pay spine review.

Meet with local NJC union representatives through the normal channels to convey support for the pay claim and pay spine review.


13 Motion

To consider the following motion which has been submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 12.1 by Councillor Bob Cook:-

This Council condemns the plans announced by the Conservative Government to cap Housing Benefit to the level of the Local Housing Allowance for supported and social housing tenants.

We believe these plans will impact on some of the most vulnerable people in our Borough. They will impact on people living in supported housing schemes, high rise properties housing mostly pensioners and, other vulnerable adults. They will cause severe financial difficulty, force some people from their homes making them homeless and cause those who remain to feel particularly distraught, insecure and unsafe.

The Council therefore supports the Leader to write to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to strongly oppose these plans.


14 Members' Question Time

Councillors may ask questions on matters: In relation to which the Council has powers or duties, or which affect the geographical area of the Council, or which relate to the discharge of the functions of the Police Authority, subject to those questions having been submitted in accordance with Rule 11.4 of the Council Procedure Rules

15 Forward Plan and Leader's Statement

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