FAO Salford City Council Employees

This information is only relevant to employees of Salford City Council.

As of the morning of 19th November, information is being sent out by the Council on a proposed pay model, which would come into effect from 1st April 2019.

The trade unions have been involved in negotiating this proposed model.

We think the model, if implemented will represent a positive step for members’ pay, but we are of course seeking the views of members before we formally agree to anything.

In essence, there are some key points for you to be aware of:

  • This new pay model is driven by the national pay agreement, that exists for 2018-20.
  • Salford City Council have worked jointly with the trade unions to develop a model for Salford.
  • If implemented, the proposed model will not detriment any member of staff.
  • Staff at 3B or above will receive a 2% pay increase, in addition to any expected increment.
  • Staff below 3B will receive more than a 2% pay award, in addition to expected increments.
  • Staff on the lowest grade will receive more than a 7% pay increase.


The Council has agreed to allow the trade unions to access service and team meetings to brief all staff on the proposed model. Non-members are invited, but only the views of members will be considered. If you have a meeting with your team set up before Friday 30th November, please ask your manager to invite us. They can contact me at steven.north@salfordcityunison.org.uk.

If non-members wish to join, they can do so and hopefully many of them will see the positive benefits of working in a trade union recognised workplace – the effect of which depends on people being union members.

As well as team meetings we have set up for additional sessions for staff, which can be attended in work’s time. They are as follows:

  • Tuesday 20th November, 12:30 – 1:30, Council Chamber
  • Thursday 22nd November, 12:30 – 1:30, Council Chamber
  • Tuesday 27th November, 12:30 – 1, Council Chamber
  • Wednesday 28th November, 6am and 7am, Turnpike House


Any feedback must be received by the unions by 12pm on Friday 30th November. Please send any views or questions to steven.north@salfordcityunison.org.uk.

The necessary information is linked below:

  • A chart showing how it will impact on staff, dependent on your current pay.
  • A sheet showing the new pay structure.

If you are looking at how it would affect you and you are not at the top of your grade, be sure to go up an increment before you move across to the right, as this will give you a clear idea of what your pay would be on 1st April 2019.

 Proposed Pay Scales 2019

Proposed Pay Structure 2019