Midlothian sports instructors in pay drop

Newtongrange Leisure Centre
Newtongrange Leisure Centre

SPECIALIST sports instructors have been offered a “take it or leave it” pay drop of around a third from their hourly rate.

‘Specialist Instructors’ take a variety of sports classes across Midlothian, with many doing just a few hours a week. They currently earn £9.51 an hour, as well as a ‘market supplement’ of £4.53 an hour.

They received a letter from the council last week informing them that, from April 21 they would no longer be receiving the additional payment.

Full story in this week’s Advertiser (March 28 edition)

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