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Lowest paid council staff to get pay rise
3:04pm Wednesday 6th March 2013 in News
THE lowest paid workers at Tendring Council will be set for a pay rise – despite no national increase for public sector employees for three years.
The council’s human resources committee agreed that the minimum starting salary for employees should be £12,787 per year.
It means they will be paid £6.62 an hour from April 1 as opposed to the £6.29p which is currently paid – and is already 10p above the national minimum wage.
Robert Goswell, joint secretary of the Tendring branch of Unison, said it was good news for the public sector union’s lowest paid members.
“The rise applies to current and new members of staff as well as full- time and part- time staff,” he said.
“This agreement still requires ratification but we are very supportive of the proposal.”
Council leader Peter Halliday added: “This shows that the council is trying to support those staff that are at the lower end of the pay line.”
The changes will need to be agreed by the full council, which meets on March 26.