Low paid staff still waiting on 1% rise

Derry SDLP Councillor Anne Donnelly.
Derry SDLP Councillor Anne Donnelly.

SDLP Derry city councillor Anne Donnelly has expressed concern that low paid education support staff in Derry, and across the north are still waiting for a one per cent pay rise to be implemented.

Colr. Donnelly said: “Staff of the five education boards across the north were informed last April they would be getting a 1% increase in pay. It may not seem like a lot but, when you look at it over the long term, it really adds up and amounts to a substantial sum.

“From what I understand the increase is being delayed because it has not been signed off on. I will be seeking clarity to urgently resolve this situation, which I understand affects thousands of workers across the north.

“It’s ridiculous to think 12 months on and workers are still waiting for a pay rise to come into effect.”