Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

26.

QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC

A maximum of 15 minutes will be allocated to public questions submitted in writing to Democratic Services (democratic.services@trafford.gov.uk) by 4 p.m. on the working day prior to the meeting. Questions must be relevant to items appearing on the agenda and will be submitted at the meeting in the order in which they were received.

27.

PAY POLICY STATEMENT pdf icon PDF 284 KB

To receive a report from the Corporate Director of People.

Minutes:

The Corporate Director of People introduced the item to the Committee. As the report had been distributed in advance and all Members had opportunity to read it the Corporate Director just went through the main salient points. The Committee were informed that the Pay Policy Statement was a statutory document that Councils had to produce on an annual basis. The statement looked at all aspects of the pay of all staff within the organisation. The Corporate director drew the Committees attention to the ratio between senior and junior staff members. In Trafford the ratio between the Chief executives pay to that of the median worker was 7.14:1 which was well within the suggested ratio laid out within the Hutton Review.

 

Following the Corporate Director’s overview the Committee thanked them for the report and discussed the importance of transparency of pay within the Council.

 

RESOLVED: That the Committee approve the Pay Policy for referral to full Council on 20 March 2019.

28.

NEW PAY STRUCTURE pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To receive a report from the Corporate Director of People.

Minutes:

The Corporate Director of People gave a brief overview of the report. The paper had previously seen by the Committee in December 2018. Since that meeting both Unison and GMB have been consulted. During the consultation the Unions made a number of proposals for changes to the pay structure. Those proposals had been taken on board and revised by HR. The new version had been received and agreed by the Unions. The Committee were assured that no additional costs would be incurred to the Council form the changes that had been made.

 

Following the Corporate Directors overview the Chair commented that the report was of excellent quality with a number of excellent elements within the structure including no overlapping bands, which could often be a cause of friction among staff Members.

 

RESOLVED: That the Committee agree the new pay structure and refer it to Council 20 March 2019.