Minimum Wage Increase

National Joint Council for Local Government Services
Employers’ Secretary:
Sarah Messenger
Local Government House, Smith Square
London, SW1P 3HZ
Tel: 020 7187 7373 Fax: 020 7664 3030
Trade Union Secretaries
Fiona Farmer, Unite
Brian Strutton, GMB
Heather Wakefield, UNISON
Address for correspondence:
UNISON Centre
130 Euston Road
London NW1 2AY
Tel: 0845 3550845
Fax: 020 7551 1195
To: Chief Executives in England, Wales and N Ireland
(copies for the Finance Director and HR Director)
Members of the National Joint Council
9 September 2014
Dear Chief Executive,
NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE 1 OCTOBER 2014
Since 1 April 2013 the hourly rate of SCP5 has been £6.45 per hour (£12,435 per annum). On 1 October the National Minimum Wage will increase from £6.31 per hour to £6.50.
In the absence of the NJC having yet reached a pay agreement for 2014/15, councils are advised that employees currently on SCP5 salaries of £12,435 or less should be paid in accordance with the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2014, with effect from 1 October as shown in the table below:
SCP
1 Apr 13
1 Oct 14
5
£12,435
£12,540
The uprated salary of £12,540 has been calculated by multiplying £6.50 by the local government standard working week of 37 hours and multiplied by 52.143 weeks.
This uprated figure should continue to be paid until such time as the NJC reaches a settlement on pay for 2014/15.
Yours sincerely
Fiona Farmer
Brian Strutton
Sarah Messenger
Fiona Farmer
Brian Strutton
Heather Wakefield
Joint Secretaries

Posted in Branch News
If you and your family would like to start receiving all the benefits of being a GMB member, then please join here.
Login and access the GMB Resource Area; full of useful information for members and reps, you can also update your details.