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    local government pay freeze

    Has anyone seen this, we've just had this put in our trays by the business manager, no cost of living rise this year.

    Local government services pay update

    UNISON Press | Press Releases Front Page

    A couple of varying posts from either side of the fence

    Apologies if this has already been posted.

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    So the annual pay rise circus rolls into town again

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    They are seriously taking the P***. i think we should all turn the servers off and just walk out for a couple of days!!! ha ha!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by techie08 View Post
    They are seriously taking the P***. i think we should all turn the servers off and just walk out for a couple of days!!! ha ha!!
    The country is bankrupt. There isn't any money left. Even the money they keep borrowing will run out soon.

    Simple solution, don't vote Labour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    Simple solution, don't vote Labour.
    As the Tories are saying they wouldn't freeze pay it could be an interesting vote winner: "Vote for us and you get a pay rise"

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    I'm just pleased to still have a job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas View Post
    I'm just pleased to still have a job
    Thtas the best way to look at it, at least for the next 12-18 months. Things could be a lot worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    The country is bankrupt. There isn't any money left. Even the money they keep borrowing will run out soon.

    Simple solution, don't vote Labour.
    tbh is any political party any better (look what thatchers government did to miners/rail workers they were pretty much the 2 main industrys in my home town) they will all promise you the earth to get any power at all and give you as little as they think they can get away with. I wouldnt trust almost any politician further than i could throw big ben

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    I'd heard it was because all the money has been spent on extra grit for the roads. Didn't realise it was that expensive that the entire public sector gets a pay freeze. Can we get pay grit for that?

    Is it even worth offering odds on council bosses still getting a silly rise?

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    They announced this wayyy back months ago. Not surprised really - as the public sector employees gets hit first whenever there's a slight problem with budgets. Its never MP pay, thats for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas View Post
    I'm just pleased to still have a job
    Good thinking. How do you think the Tories will find the money for pay rises? I bet there are any number of schools looking at what support staff they can do without.

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    Don't worry, teaching staff that you do all the work for are getting 2.3%

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    I'd heard it was because all the money has been spent on extra grit for the roads. Didn't realise it was that expensive that the entire public sector gets a pay freeze. Can we get pay grit for that?

    Is it even worth offering odds on council bosses still getting a silly rise?

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    Bound to happen look at the economy, tbh i'd prefer a pay freeze to across the board redundancies BUT i'm afraid there's going to be many public sector redundancies this year they're already planning them.


    We're only taking on temp teachers now.



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