Public sector pay to be Capped at 1.9%
I have an interest in politics as you may know, and they say the the population has a short memory when it comes to politics, but sometimes you here a story that makes your blood boils! This is a short piece of the story just to give you the gist-
"Chancellor Gordon Brown announced today that public sector pay awards would be kept within the Government's inflation target of 3%At Commons question time, Mr Brown told MPs he had accepted the public sector pay review body reports.
The pay awards would be implemented in two stages, and the armed forces in full, from April 1".
OK you might say what is so significant about this story after all the government has to control inflation, public sector pay is payed for by the tax payer, we need to keep taxes low for the voters, yes I understand this.Public sector pay rises are decided by the government for it's employees, the government has full control over the pay that this group of workers gets.
I would now like to bring to your attention a similar story from the news papers in December last year this group of workers also works for the public sector, and their pay is also payed for by the tax payer, the only difference is that they vote for their own pay rise and decide for themselves how much they can have -
Anger at MPs' '66% pay rise call'
"Is it any wonder that people are cynical about politicians"?
GMB general secretary