Cost of living announcement
Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement last week which recognised the economic challenges facing the UK, it is clear that increases to the cost of living will continue to have a profound impact on everyone at MOLA. Therefore following positive discussion with Prospect Union, I’m pleased to announce a new package of measures that are immediately being put in place.
In April 2022 all staff were awarded a 5% pay increase. We have now added a further 0.5% increase to this amount, which has been backdated to cover the period from April to November.
Cost of living support
Whilst the rising cost of living affects us all, we recognise colleagues on our lowest pay bands are likely to be most impacted. Consequently, we are providing the following:
- Every member of staff (excluding directors) whose full-time equivalent salary is above £40,000 per annum will receive a £300 pay increase
- Every member of staff whose full-time equivalent salary is between £35,000 and £40,000 per annum will receive a £500 pay increase
- Every member of staff whose full-time equivalent salary is under £35,000 per annum will receive a minimum of £1000 pay increase. This positively impacts approximately 340 (80%) of MOLA staff.
Importantly all of these are consolidated increases, meaning they are permanently added to annual salaries. This will apply to all staff on our payroll, regardless of length of service or contract type.
The expertise, passion, and enthusiasm of our staff is what makes MOLA special. Whilst I recognise these measures do not represent a complete solution, I hope they are a step towards helping us better face the challenges ahead. The wider MOLA leadership team and I will continue to work hard to ensure we do everything possible to support colleagues over the coming months. I’m confident that with the efforts, commitment, and kindness of everyone at MOLA, together we will ride out these difficult times.