Corby Council to cut apprentices’ pay

Corby Borough Council is planning to cut the wages paid to apprentices so they are no longer earning the same as their instructors.

Currently, there are 10 apprentices at Corby Borough Council who receive £8.45 per hour as set by the Living Wage Foundation.

However trainers, who receive the the same, have complained their work was being undervalued.

In order to ensure employees who provide ‘on the job training’ are paid more than trainees the council has proposed to cut future apprentice wages.

A proposal involves reducing the wage of future apprentices to £5.60 in their first year.

The local authority has confirmed that the unions agree and a decision is due to be made on Tuesday.