Sunday, 3 March 2013

Tory pack leader Councillor Peter Jackson attacked the administration over the matter and set out his parties plans to bring in Performance Related Pay.

TORIES ATTACK COUNCIL WORKERS TERMS AND CONDITIONS
At this week’s Northumberland County Council meeting the Pay Policy statement 2013-14 was discussed by Council.

This statement is in response to the Localism Act 2011 which demands Councils publish a pay policy statement that illustrates how pay is distributed among employees of the Council and highlights any changes put in place over last 12 months.
The report confirms the Councils commitment to 'equal pay for work of equal value' as set out in the National Terms and Conditions for the workforce through the Single Status agreements.

The only additional payments made to employees during 2011-12 were in relation to their work on the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections.
Tory pack leader Councillor Peter Jackson attacked the administration over the matter and set out his parties plans to bring in Performance Related Pay.

Peter Jackson attempted to tie up his attack on workers National Terms and Conditions of Service with an argument relating to 'the living wage'.
Northumberland Labour Group Leader, Grant Davey challenging the Tories on this matter said “We have worked very hard over the last five years to ensure this Council supports the Trade Unions and the national terms and conditions of its workforce through single status, Performance Related Pay would re-expose the Council to the Equal value claims that remove cash from services. Its introduction would also lead the Council and its workforce down the road of Regionalised Pay, a Tory wish to lower the incomes of people in the North.
On the subject of the Living Wage it shouldn't just be introduced, we need to work with the Trade Unions on this matter as not one of the speakers can tell us the real value of the Living Wage here in Northumberland."

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