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Contact: Lyndsey Parnell  Members' Services Officer

Items
No. Item

6.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Barnfather.

7.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 11 September 2013. pdf icon PDF 19 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record, subject to an amendment to minute number 4.

8.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None.

9.

Localism Act Pay Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 330 KB

Report of the Service Manager, Organisational Development.

Minutes:

The Service Manager, Organisational Development, presented a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, outlining a proposal for the Gedling Borough Council Pay Policy Statement 2014-15.

 

Members requested that the committees referenced within the document be further clarified.

 

RESOLVED:

 

Approve the proposed Pay Policy Statement and method of implementation and further recommend its referral to, and adoption by, Council for subsequent publication on the Gedling Borough Council website.

10.

Living Wage Options for Implementation pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the Service Manager, Organisation Development.

Minutes:

The Chief Executive and the Service Manager, Organisational Development, presented a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, seeking approval of the details of implementation of the Living Wage from 1 April 2014 for consultation with the Joint Consultative and Safety Committee.

 

Members voted on each recommended principle in turn, voting in favour of all recommendations with the exception of principle 5.8, which they requested be amended to remove the word “not” and the sentence “Therafter, the pay point to be subject to annual “cost of living” NJC awards. Principle 5.8, would therefore read:

 

“To set the local pay point 10a at £7.65 with effect from 1 April 2014 and to apply to this pay point, any pay award derived from NJC pay bargaining for the year 2014/15.”

 

Councillor Powell abstained from the vote.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the following principles to be taken forward for appropriate consultation through the Joint Consultative and Safety Committee before coming back to this committee for final approval:

 

1.    To pay a Living Wage from 1 April 2014 at the rate of £7.65.

2.    To create a local pay point, 10a set at £7.65 with effect from 1 April 2014.

3.    To amend the local pay scales as identified in section 3.2.

4.    To adopt the model of “job enrichment” for all current Band 1 posts to move them to within the new Band 2.

5.    To adopt the policy statement (section 3.2) to place contracted employees at    local pay point 10a as a minimum.

6.    To adopt the policy statement (section 3.2) to move existing employees easily into the new re-graded jobs.

7.    To make payment to casual workers at a minimum rate of local pay point 10a.

8.    To set the local pay point 10a at £7.65 with effect from 1 April 2014 and to apply to this pay point, any pay award derived from NJC pay bargaining for the year 2014/15.

9.    To periodically review the arrangement to pay the Living Wage and how it applies to pay locally.

10.  To make appropriate changes to working practices as outlined in section 3.6 concurrently with the introduction of the Living Wage.

11.

Any other item which the Chair considers urgent.

Minutes:

None.

 


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