Pay for council workers is decided nationally by a number of national negotiating bodies, including the National Joint Council for Local Government Services, the Joint National Council for Chief Officers, the Joint National Council for Chief Executives, the Youth and Community Workers Council, and the Soulbury Committee. In the case of school teachers, their pay is determined by Welsh Government.
Council services are delivered by people, and most of the people we employ live and work in this County Borough. We want to ensure that council services are the best they can be, so our pay policy seeks to ensure we can attract, retain and motivate the best employees with the right skills to deliver our services. This, of course, has to be balanced against the need to ensure value for money for the local council taxpayer. The council is one of the main employers in this area and it is important that the council can offer good quality employment on reasonable terms and conditions and fair rates of pay. This will have a beneficial impact on the quality of life within the community as well as on the local economy.