Terms and Conditions

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.

Useful downloads

Fixed Term Contract Guidance for Schools and Academies

Continuous Service Guidance for Schools and Academies

Academy Terms and Conditions Decision Sheet

Working Time Regulations Summary

Collective agreement - NJC, Soulbury and JNC

Contract selection flowchart

Contract selection Toolkit

Green book

Part 4.12 - covering circular

Term-time only working from 1.4.19

Burgundy book

Orange book

School Teachers' Pay & Conditions Document 2019