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Public Sector Pay Cap - more populist Labour rants

September 13, 2017 9:30 AM

On the Hartlepool Post Kev Plumb notes - Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher, the Leader of Hartlepool Council, welcomed the move (to remove the cap).
He said: "Public sector workers are long overdue a pay rise and the pay cap should be lifted across all public sector workers.
"The success of the council is dependent on our staff and they should be rewarded such with a rise to bring them in line with other sectors.
"However, it's important that the Government provides the public sector with the appropriate additional funding to pay for any pay rises, otherwise it would only jeopardise services and jobs further."

Councillor Akers-Belcher would say that, as he's been rewarded with almost a £10K pay rise (for doing part time hours, incidently). And what does the town have to show for his leadership................I'll let you decide in the next local elections.