GLL should do "Better" than 96 pence per hour more over 9 years for swimming teachers!
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In 2009 I was earning £15.59 per hour as a swimming teacher for GLL, (brand name "Better"). £15.59 in 2009 should be around £22 per hour today with inflation adjustment. Ten years later, it is £16.55 per hour, just 96 pence more. In real terms based on a 20 hour a week this is roughly £128 per week worse off now than in 2009 . That is not even asking for a real terms wage rise. Furthermore swimming teachers with over a decade's experience are arguably worth more than newly qualified ones, and newly qualified ones should be able to look forward to graded increases to match experience over time. GLL increases swimming lesson fees, and is now looking at increasing its class sizes, and I have been told that in one region GLL is piloting swimming lessons where swimming teacher is also the lifeguard with an assistant in the water rather than dedicated lifeguard on poolside "self life-guarding". Swimming teachers and lifeguards are life savers, and with the UK Government's Drive to ensure all children can swim by end of primary school , swimming teachers should be encouraged to stay in the profession, and awarded for it with the simple courtesy of ongoing inflation related wage adjustment, and not feel forced to look for other employment. Time for GLL to prove they really are "Better" for everyone, including their primary asset, their front line service providers.
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