General Chat Thread, Public sector pay rises capped at 1% in General; Seen on Twitter earlier:
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29th November 2011, 03:44 PM #16
Seen on Twitter earlier:
Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank, give a man a bank and he can rob the world.
29th November 2011, 04:00 PM #17
Danny Alexander. Remember his face.
Ask yourself how much as a pension he will get from his stint as a government minister.....? Let alone his pension as an MP...........
29th November 2011, 04:13 PM #18
- Rep Power
I wondering if the MP's have the same price freeze ......!!!!!!!
29th November 2011, 04:15 PM #19
beat me to it
Originally Posted by LosOjos
29th November 2011, 04:21 PM #20
Erm.. doesn't that actually mean we will have no raise until 2013 then 1% for two years....
Among money-saving measures outlined by the chancellor were a 1% cap on public sector pay for two years, once the current two-year pay freeze ends from 2013
29th November 2011, 04:26 PM #21
in some ways it makes me glad im moving to Civica at christmas, public sector contract (through TUPE) but private sector pay and grading
29th November 2011, 04:48 PM #22
Daft question this but... can you strike even if you aren't in one of the trade Unions that will be striking tomorrow?
If there's a picket line at my school I won't be crossing it but I'm scared that this will get me into trouble.
29th November 2011, 04:50 PM #23
If your not in a striking union you can't legally strike as far as i understand, the school should make reasonable efforts to get you into work safely past the picket, not turning up without even making an effort will be classed as a no-show not even a strike day
Thanks to HaleStorm from:
bandgeekmafia78 (29th November 2011)
29th November 2011, 04:53 PM #24
We got told:-
Staff should note that in the event that they choose not to cross a picket line, this will be treated as a circumstance justifying the deduction from pay.
29th November 2011, 04:55 PM #25
Someone told me that if you join a striking union i.e. UNISON tonight, you are protected straight away. Therefore, this would cover me for tomorrow's strike action, correct?
29th November 2011, 04:58 PM #26
As well as the 1% pay cap some of us will have to work another year before retirement BBC News - Autumn Statement: 'Longer wait' for state pension
29th November 2011, 05:25 PM #27
Oh it just gets better. I'm watching the goalposts race away into the distance....
Originally Posted by maark
29th November 2011, 06:48 PM #28
I think the bigger unions have soem hoops stopping you getting in straight away.
Originally Posted by bandgeekmafia78
As a general rule of thumb, if your union hasn't told you they are striking, turn up to work as if nothing has happened or you risk plenty of hot water.
29th November 2011, 08:16 PM #29
Channel 4 news calculated that "the public sector workforce will face a 16% real time pay cut over the lifetime of this parliament" That's without the 4% pension increase, so it looks closer to 20%
Originally Posted by localzuk
The tories really are putting the 'n' back into 'cuts'
29th November 2011, 08:52 PM #30
This is what happens when people reject an offer - the offer gets taken away from them.
The Gov't threatened them that they would do this unless they returned to the table and that is exactly what they have done..
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