Lowest paid Cardiff Council workers to receive January pay rise

UNISON Cardiff County branch secretary Emma Garson

The lowest paid council workers in Cardiff are due to receive a pay rise in January following talks with unions including UNISON Cymru/Wales.

As a result of the talks, no Cardiff Council employee will earn less than £12 per hour from January 1 2024.

Workers had been due to receive the pay rise in April 2024 but this has now been brought forward.

UNISON Cardiff county branch secretary Emma Garson (pictured above) said: “We appreciate the efforts of Cardiff Council leaders to ensure no member of staff has to survive on less than £12 per hour.

“Living Wage Foundation research found that, despite easing inflation, 50% of low-paid workers were worse off financially than a year ago.

“It found women had been harder hit by the cost-of-living-crisis because they tend to earn less.

“Now, the lowest paid Cardiff Council staff will see a pay rise in their pockets at the start of the New Year.

“UNISON is pleased the local authority understands the impact the cost-of-living crisis is having on its employees, with the lowest paid being the most vulnerable.”

A Cardiff Council worker praised UNISON and said: “Being part of UNISON has provided me with access to training and development opportunities.”