Smudger wrote:As far as I can gather, public sector pay is still about 10% higher than private sector pay - even weighted for job type.
So, no, I don't see an issue with holding back the pay of the public sector to let the private sector catch up.
At the end of the day, the Public sector do a very valuable job, but it's the private sector that has to generate the cash to pay for it, so why should they lose out ?
Smudger wrote:.....it's the private sector that has to generate the cash to pay for it, so why should they lose out ?
Drama Queen wrote: I think enough is enough.. nurses, ambulance crews all deserve a better pay rise, and can we please stop this percentage malarkey... 1% of nothing is nothing.. lets talk hundreds, thousands of pounds raise each ... much more sensible.. 1% of £50,000 is a nice raise.. of £15,000 is a pittance !
Smudger wrote:I would wager that Darcy works in the public sector.
Or maybe doesn't work at all - so as not to imply support of the oppressive system
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