Terms and Conditions 'Books' used in Local Government Service.
There are a number of national collective agreements covering the various types of workers in local government service. These are referred to as 'books', which are updated periodically, and are designated by colour as follows: -
Green Book - Covers NJC staff, who are the majority of local government employees, including school based support staff, and are best described as anyone who doesn't fall into the other categories. Nowadays local authorities have discretion to negotiate separately on a number of terms and conditions and so NYCC also has a local collective agreement with Unison.
Burgundy Book - Covers the non - statutory terms and conditions of teachers, both those employed in schools and those employed centrally.
Orange Book - Covers teachers in residential establishments
Blue Book (School Teachers Pay and Conditions document) - This document is not a collective agreement but covers the statutory terms for all teachers including pay. It is updated annually.
Term-time Working Arrangements
NYCC has agreed formal arrangements for the calculation of pay and leave for term-time employees. These take effect from 1 September 2020 for support staff within maintained schools and are based on the principles incorporated into the nationally agreed Green Book. These arrangements and some additional resources are available below to help schools communicate and embed the changes: