To consider an additional pay uplift for 2021/22, as recommended by the Corporate Policy and Resources Committee.
Council considered a report that sought approval for an additional pay uplift of 1% to all scale points including personal salaries and apprentices.
It was proposed by Councillor L Nichols and seconded by Councillor J Sexton and resolved to agree an additional pay uplift of 1% for 2021/22, as recommended by the Corporate Policy and Resources Committee.
To make a recommendation to Council on the 2021/22 supplementary pay award.
It was reported that weighting pay awards in favour of lower pay grades was beginning to result in the affected pay rates becoming compacted against the grades above. This was making it less attractive to existing employees interested in taking on more responsibility, for relatively little financial gain. Recruitment into professional and management roles was currently more challenging, particularly due to Spelthorne generally paying less than other nearby local authorities. The increasing rate of inflation also required careful consideration.
UNISON had signalled its approval of the latest proposed pay offer.
The Committee approved option A, as set out in the officer’s report.