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Southwark Support Staff Pay Scales March 2024 – “A” Grade Consolidation - 20/03/2024

In April 2019, the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC for LGS – Green Book) launched a remodelled national pay structure. This involved the resetting of spine points after continual erosion of the lowest points due to changes in the National Living Wage, whilst incorporating some new points.

Southwark Council uses the national structure as the basis for the pay structure Grades 1 to 12.

Consequently, Southwark Council had introduced the A grades across grades 6, 7 and 8. This was originally intended to be a short-term arrangement, with a review anticipated by end March 2021, which was delayed due to refocusing during the Covid pandemic.

This delay has led to some employees remaining at the top of their normal grade i.e. 6, 7 or 8. 

Southwark Council has agreed, following consultation and engagement with the recognised trade unions (GMB, UNISON and UNITE) to action the following:

  • Consolidate the A grades within their respective grades, in the following way (the grey shading shows spine points only achievable through progression within the relevant A grade):
Support Staff Pay Scale - A Grade Consolidation
Support Staff Pay Scale - Grade A Consolidation

This consolidation includes retrospective incremental progression for those eligible. This will need to be implemented from 1 April 2024.

To read the full briefing note, please click here (pdf, 172kb).