Update on 2022/23 Pay Award

*Please note the following applies to all SJC staff who are on the council’s SLGE pay grades. It is not applicable to teachers or chief officers.

In consultation with the trade unions we are happy to confirm that there is now formal agreement of the pay award covering 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023.

  1. There is agreement on new pay scales, details below.
  2. An ongoing additional day of leave for full time staff which will be proportioned for part time staff. Given the time of the year that this additional leave has been agreed the Council will allow this day to be carried over to be taken in 2023. Note for staff on my Options: records will be updated as quickly as we can over the coming month.

Please note: The ongoing payment of SSSC fees has also been agreed. Details will follow on how payment will be made by The Scottish Government to the SSSC on behalf of employees, and the process for employees claiming reimbursement of any fees incurred from 1 April 2022. If your fees are due before the agreement is reached, please continue to pay your SSSC registration.

New Pay Scales

To clarify the new pay scales, we have attached the new 35 and 37 hour pay scales.

Full Time Employee Increase

The COSLA offer is based on a 36 hour pay rate. What this means for 35 and 37 hour employees in terms of yearly increase and percentage increase is:

Pay increase 2022/23
  35 Hour FTE37 Hour FTE

Grade

SCP

Annual increase

% Increase

Annual Increase

% Increase

SLGE2

19

1,944

10.8%

2,056

10.8%

SLGE2

20

1,944

10.7%

2,056

10.7%

SLGE3

21

1,944

10.5%

2,056

10.5%

SLGE3

22

1,944

10.3%

2,056

10.3%

SLGE4

23

1,944

10.2%

2,056

10.2%

SLGE4

24

1,944

10.1%

2,056

10.1%

SLGE4

25

1,872

9.6%

1,978

9.6%

SLGE5

26

1,872

9.4%

1,978

9.4%

SLGE5

27

1,872

9.3%

1,978

9.3%

SLGE5

28

1,872

9.2%

1,978

9.2%

SLGE5

29

1,872

9.0%

1,978

9.0%

SLGE6

31

1,872

8.8%

1,978

8.8%

SLGE6

33

1,872

8.5%

1,978

8.5%

SLGE6

35

1,872

8.3%

1,978

8.3%

SLGE7

37

1,872

8.1%

1,978

8.1%

SLGE7

39

1,872

7.9%

1,978

7.9%

SLGE7

41

1,872

7.7%

1,978

7.7%

SLGE8

43

1,872

7.5%

1,978

7.5%

SLGE8

45

1,872

7.3%

1,978

7.3%

SLGE8

47

1,872

7.1%

1,978

7.1%

SLGE8

49

1,872

6.9%

1,978

6.9%

SLGE9

51

1,872

6.7%

1,978

6.7%

SLGE9

53

1,872

6.5%

1,978

6.5%

SLGE9

55

1,872

6.3%

1,978

6.3%

SLGE9

57

1,872

6.1%

1,978

6.1%

SLGE10

59

1,872

5.9%

1,978

5.9%

SLGE10

61

1,872

5.8%

1,978

5.8%

SLGE10

63

1,872

5.6%

1,978

5.6%

SLGE10

65

1,872

5.4%

1,978

5.4%

SLGE10

67

1,872

5.3%

1,978

5.3%

SLGE11

69

1,872

5.1%

1,978

5.1%

SLGE11

71

1,890

5.0%

1,998

5.0%

SLGE11

73

1,929

5.0%

2,039

5.0%

SLGE11

75

1,988

5.0%

2,102

5.0%

SLGE12

77

2,046

5.0%

2,163

5.0%

SLGE12

79

2,110

5.0%

2,230

5.0%

SLGE12

81

2,173

5.0%

2,298

5.0%

SLGE12

83

2,239

5.0%

2,367

5.0%

SLGE13

85

2,307

5.0%

2,438

5.0%

SLGE13

87

2,374

5.0%

2,510

5.0%

SLGE13

89

2,449

5.0%

2,589

5.0%

SLGE13

91

2,521

5.0%

2,665

5.0%

SLGE14

93

2,598

5.0%

2,746

5.0%

SLGE14

95

2,675

5.0%

2,828

5.0%

SLGE14

97

2,757

5.0%

2,915

5.0%

SLGE14

99

2,838

5.0%

3,000

5.0%

SLGE15

100

2,838

4.9%

3,000

4.9%

SLGE15

101

2,838

4.9%

3,000

4.9%

SLGE15

102

2,838

4.8%

3,000

4.8%

SLGE16

103

2,838

4.7%

3,000

4.7%

SLGE16

104

2,838

4.7%

3,000

4.7%

SLGE16

105

2,838

4.6%

3,000

4.6%

Part Time Employees

A part time employee will get the same percentage increase as a full time employee on the same grade and spinal Column Point (SCP). In cash terms this will be less as they work fewer hours.

Some Examples:

From SLGE2 on SCP 19 to SLGE4 SCP24 the annual increase is:

20 hour employee gets £1,110

30 hour employee gets £1,666

From SLGE4 on SCP 25 to SLGE11 SCP69 the annual increase is:

20 hour employee gets £1,069

30 hour employee gets £1,604

Term-Time Employees

There are a number of different term time work patterns from 38 to 42 weeks, also term time rates vary with length of service. Calculations are based on a 40 week term time employee with over 10 years service.

From SLGE2 on SCP 19 to SLGE4 SCP24 the annual increase is:

20 hour employee gets £1,005

30 hour employee gets £1,508

35 hour employee gets £1,759

From SLGE4 on SCP 25 to SLGE11 SCP69 the annual increase is:

20 hour employee gets £968.36

30 hour employee gets £1,452

35 hour employee gets £1,694

Casual Workers

Casual pay with holiday uplift will be calculated from the new increased SLGE rates as detailed in table above.

Backdating

This award is for the financial year 22/23.

All payments will be paid from 1st April 2022

We have agreed with the Trade Unions to make this payment as quickly as we can and prior to Christmas. As the December/January pay runs are the busiest time of the year for Payroll, every attempt will be made to ensure that the revised salaries will be paid from 14th November 2022, a supplementary payrun will pay backdated pay due by 30th November.

Managers, please communicate this to any team members who are not on the network. Information can be found on MyCouncilWorks.

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