Traffic wardens to receive the Real Living Wage

Trafford Council and parking enforcement firm NSL has announced that all traffic wardens across the borough are to receive the Real Living Wage.

The news means that the wardens, known as Civil Enforcement Officers, will now be paid £9 per hour from 1 April this year.

NSL, working in partnership with Trafford Council, employs 13 staff to enforce parking, traffic and other restrictions and laws within Trafford.

The National Minimum Wage, for under-25s, is £7.38 per hour, and the National Living Wage, for over-25s, is £7.83. The real Living Wage is voluntary and is based on what people need to live. The real Living Wage is paid by more than 4,700 British businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.

Cllr Stephen Adshead, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change, said:

“Trafford Council and NSL are pleased to confirm that wages for all Civil Enforcement Officers operating in Trafford will be increased to the voluntary Real Living Wage from 1 April 2019. This increase reflects the social value of Civil Enforcement Officers who provide an important service to the community

“Demonstrating the value that Trafford Council and NSL place on the workforce in this way will also support the retention of existing Civil Enforcement Officers, as well as attracting new candidates who wish to serve their community.”

Posted on Friday 8th March 2019