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We represent the interests of 375 local authorities in England and Wales as employers and has a key role in providing the main interface between employers and trade unions for consultation and negotiations on pay, pensions, workforce issues and advice and social partnership. The employment groups within LG Employer's remit include:
- local government staff
- school support staff
- police and police support staff
- forensic medical examiners
We work to:
- modernise pay and conditions agreements in England and Wales to achieve affordable, sustainable and flexible employment frameworks
- provide effective representation for local authorities and other stakeholders seeking to modernise their pay and conditions agreements, pension schemes and the employment contract
- offer practical guidance and solutions on pay, pensions and the employment contract to local authorities and other stakeholders
Working in consultation with, and on behalf of local authorities, regional employers and other stakeholders, we:
- represent local government employer interests on pay, pensions and employment issues to central government, government agencies, trades unions, and European institutions
- support the employers’ sides of the national negotiating bodies
- provide advice and support for councils implementing national pay and conditions agreements
- offer technical advice, information and training on the Local Government Pension Scheme and related matters
- deliver guidance and advice on employment issues including: employment law, sickness absence management, reward systems and structures, health and safety, age discrimination and the workforce implications of procurement
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