Council staff in Northampton face pay cut after review

Nearly a quarter of staff employed by Northampton Borough Council are set to have their pay cut from January 2012 after a review into salaries.

Letters about the review carried out under equal pay laws will go out to the 1,174 staff in the next few days.

About 40% of staff will get an increase, 36% will stay the same and 24% will see their pay reduced.

Chief executive David Kennedy said the council was doing all it could to reduce the impact of the pay cut.

Those affected are expected to comment once they have received their pay review letters.

Mr Kennedy said: "This has been a lengthy process and a difficult one for all our staff.

"We have a legal obligation to ensure that we have a pay structure that is fair to all our staff.

"We have done all we can to ensure that we are able to reduce the impact and support people whose pay will decrease."

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