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In its budget for 2018/19 Carmarthenshire County Council has confirmed its commitment to supporting its lowest paid staff.
Plans are now moving forward to ensure that its lowest paid employees will be paid the equivalent of the Foundation Living Wage of £8.75 an hour.
All non-teaching staff will see an increase of two per cent from April 1, in anticipation of the implementation of the nationally negotiated Pay Award.
Teachers are covered by separate national pay arrangements.
Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council, Cllr Emlyn Dole said: “Whilst the Government National Living Wage will be £7.83 from April this year for workers aged 25 and over, the council has made provision in the budget, whilst anticipating the outcome of this year’s pay negotiations, to ensure that our lowest paid staff will be paid the equivalent of a minimum of £8.75 per hour which is the recommended ‘Foundation Living Wage’. This is the first time that the council has achieved this.”
Deputy leader of the council, and executive board member for People Management, Cllr Mair Stephens, said: “We have a policy of supporting people who are lowest paid. We have removed the two lowest points in our pay model. It’s more than what some of our neighbouring authorities have done. We want to support our staff.”
In respect of the pay award for council employees, consultation is currently ongoing between the National Employers’ representatives and the relevant Trade Unions.

Page Updated On: 22/02/2018 (17:32)

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