Staff who help keep visitors to the Lake District safe on the water and provide information about the fells are facing at least a 10% pay cut under proposals from their employer, the Lake District National Park Authority. The Authority have now given an ultimatum to the staff that if they don’t accept a compromise offer which would still lead to reductions of over £800 in some cases, they will impose the cuts in full.
The staff have experienced several years of pay freezes and caps, and some already earn as little as £7.24 per hour – less than the living wage.
With property prices sky-high in the Lakes, staff invariably live outside the areas they work and struggle to be able to afford to travel to work. It is feared that a further 10% cut will mean the Lake District could lose some of its experienced, knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Please show your support for this grouo of staff. Sign the petition here: http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/ldnpa