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    • killergibbo
    • By killergibbo 13th Feb 18, 2:53 PM
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    Work place offering pay rise but
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    • 13th Feb 18, 2:53 PM
    Work place offering pay rise but 13th Feb 18 at 2:53 PM
    Just want some advice on this one

    Ok so I work for a well known charity full time and paid.

    We have just had a letter issued to everyone stating the condition of the charity etc but Iím unhappy with this one section so Iíll enter it here word for word

    ďDespite the financial challenges, our treasurer and the trustees have secured a wage review which will see increased salaries for all of our staff in April, it is to be a modest rise due to financial constraints but we hope that you, our staff, will see that we appreciate the work you do for (charity)Ē

    Now this Seems they are using the new minimum pay rise in April to make out its coming from them but itís not itís because they have to.

    My question is are they allowed to state this as a pay rise from the goodness of their hearts but it only be minimum wage?
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    • Takeaway_Addict
    • By Takeaway_Addict 14th Feb 18, 7:50 AM
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    The same goes for everyone else in the country aged 25 and over
    Originally posted by killergibbo
    No it doesn't...because not everyone is on NLW
    Don't trust a forum for advice. Get proper paid advice. Any advice given should always be checked
    • badmemory
    • By badmemory 14th Feb 18, 9:48 AM
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    Do many of your co-workers know that this payrise has been enforced & is NOT your employers choice? Try asking them. At least 25% will be saying how nice of them & won't have a clue!
    • Malthusian
    • By Malthusian 14th Feb 18, 11:55 AM
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    The letter states that all the staff are getting an increased salary. The OP has said that some of the staff are on "25k plus". Some staff members are therefore getting an increased salary at the discretion of the charity, absolutely nothing to do with minimum wage. The letter is entirely truthful.

    Of course they could write "we hope that those of you who are not on minimum wage will see that we appreciate the work you do; as for those who are on minimum wage, we don't appreciate you at all and we're only giving you a raise because we're forced to" but why on earth would they do that?
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 14th Feb 18, 11:58 AM
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    The letter states that all the staff are getting an increased salary. The OP has said that some of the staff are on "25k plus". Some staff members are therefore getting an increased salary at the discretion of the charity, absolutely nothing to do with minimum wage. The letter is entirely truthful.

    Of course they could write "we hope that those of you who are not on minimum wage will see that we appreciate the work you do; as for those who are on minimum wage, we don't appreciate you at all and we're only giving you a raise because we're forced to" but why on earth would they do that?
    Originally posted by Malthusian
    As you say, the letter is accurate but I'd love to see the version at the bottom sent out
    • killergibbo
    • By killergibbo 14th Feb 18, 2:25 PM
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    For me it!!!8217;s not about who is getting what it is more the case of how they have worded it. How they have said that !!!8220;trustees have secured a wage review which will see increased salaries for all staff in April!!!8221; well they haven!!!8217;t secured anything for those on minimum wage as they are being forced to give that raise, !!!8220;we hope that you, our staff will see that we appreciate the work you do!!!8221; how have they show those on minimum wage that they are appreciated.

    I understand everything that everyone has said but I can!!!8217;t uderstand how they can get away with not telling the truth it!!!8217;s shocking.
    • BorisThomson
    • By BorisThomson 14th Feb 18, 2:29 PM
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    For me it!!!8217;s not about who is getting what it is more the case of how they have worded it. How they have said that !!!8220;trustees have secured a wage review which will see increased salaries for all staff in April!!!8221; well they haven!!!8217;t secured anything for those on minimum wage as they are being forced to give that raise, !!!8220;we hope that you, our staff will see that we appreciate the work you do!!!8221; how have they show those on minimum wage that they are appreciated.

    I understand everything that everyone has said but I can!!!8217;t uderstand how they can get away with not telling the truth it!!!8217;s shocking.
    Originally posted by killergibbo
    Without a wage review, an increased wages allocation, there would be redundancies.

    How else are you wanting them to show you are appreciated?
    • hcb42
    • By hcb42 14th Feb 18, 2:40 PM
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    this is reality

    NMW workers get that rise - those over it get the standard 1% or nothing

    not worth getting upset over
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 14th Feb 18, 2:58 PM
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    For me it!!!8217;s not about who is getting what it is more the case of how they have worded it. How they have said that !!!8220;trustees have secured a wage review which will see increased salaries for all staff in April!!!8221; well they haven!!!8217;t secured anything for those on minimum wage as they are being forced to give that raise, !!!8220;we hope that you, our staff will see that we appreciate the work you do!!!8221; how have they show those on minimum wage that they are appreciated.

    I understand everything that everyone has said but I can!!!8217;t uderstand how they can get away with not telling the truth it!!!8217;s shocking.
    Originally posted by killergibbo
    They are telling the truth, and here's another truth: if you complained to me about this, I'd sack you.


    So maybe it's lucky you have a more 'understanding' boss
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 14th Feb 18, 3:26 PM
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    Will the pay rise be enough to pay for prostitutes?
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