Salford is one of only four areas in the North West where average pay has increased. 
Data from Trades Union Congress shows that Salford is one of only a few local authorities in the North West where pay has risen on average over the past 10 years, alongside Knowsley, The Fylde and Preston.

According to Mayor of Salford Paul Dennett, “Salford Labour’s commitment to our staff at the council that we have prioritized terms and conditions, pay and staff retention through the worst years of central government funding cuts.

“Since 2013 Salford Council has been a Living Wage employer – the first council in Greater Manchester – and in the same year we unveiled our Employment Standards Charter.
Last year it was my pleasure to announce a 10% pay increase for care workers across the city, and wherever else possible we are always looking to make sure that a job at Salford Council is well paid and stable.”

This is good news for people across Salford particularly with it being one of the most expensive times of year in December with Christmas celebrations and New Years Eve.

Although Salford got lucky, the majority of areas in the North West may be considering moving to the city as new statistics show that workers across the North West have lost £14,000 in wages since 2008.

Salford City Council is a Living Wage employer and are committed to paying all of their staff a wage they can survive on.

Projects like MediaCityUK have massively impacted Salford after BBC bosses chose to move their base to the site and new additions such as The Botanist and The Alchemist are impacting profits for Salford on the whole.

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