North Lincolnshire cleaners and kitchen staff to benefit from new wage

Councillor Rob Waltham.
Councillor Rob Waltham.

Starting this month, 1,222 North Lincolnshire Council employees will see their pay increase in line with the new National Minimum Wage of £7.20 an hour.

Council goes one step further in applying new National Living Wage to under 25s

Starting this month (April), 1,222 North Lincolnshire Council employees will see their pay increase in line with the new National Minimum Wage of £7.20 an hour. The council is also applying the new Living Wage to those under 25 – benefiting a further 79 people.

Those to benefit are:

School kitchen assistants

Cleaners

Level one teaching assistants

Midday supervisors

Recreation assistants at leisure centres.

In addition, one second year apprentice under the age of 25 will also benefit.

Cllr Rob Waltham, deputy leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“The Government’s new Living Wage will benefit 1,302 council employees who will all receive a pay increase from April this year.

“We want to see better paid jobs across North Lincolnshire and the new Living Wage is welcome news for many. It is also the start of work to narrow the gender pay gap where historically, men are paid more than women.

“We have not only applied the Living Wage to those eligible e.g. over 25s, but gone one step further and applied it to those who are under 25 too, making it fairer to everyone and meaning more employees benefit.”