Council confirms pay rise for lowest paid staff

More than one thousand Vale of Glamorgan Council staff, including cleaners, catering assistants and residential home staff will receive a pay increase from 1 December 2017.

The Council’s cabinet has given final approval to proposals to increase the authority’s minimum hourly rate to £7.90.

The move was first proposed by Council Leader, Cllr John Thomas, in July and agreed in principle by Cabinet in September, subject to consideration by a number of committees and consultation with trade unions.

“When I first announced this Council’s intention to increase the salaries of the lowest paid staff back in July the proposal was welcomed by both staff and the unions alike and so I am delighted to have been able to deliver on the promise so quickly.

“The Council staff who will now see their pay rise provide vital support to many of our key services and this increase is a recognition of that fact. I have recently reiterated my commitment to going further still and moving the Council towards to the higher foundation living wage in the coming years and this is an important step in that direction.” – Vale of Glamorgan Council Leader, Cllr John Thomas.

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