+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 8 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 108
General Chat Thread, Public sector pay rises capped at 1% in General; At least its better than the nothing we have had for the past 2 years... BBC News - George Osborne: ...
  1. #1


    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,138
    Thank Post
    57
    Thanked 179 Times in 106 Posts
    Rep Power
    175

    Public sector pay rises capped at 1%

    At least its better than the nothing we have had for the past 2 years...

    BBC News - George Osborne: Public sector pay rises capped at 1%

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    187
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 20 Times in 16 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    Those of us who have been through the P&B review are frozen for a couple of years anyway.

  3. #3


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,202
    Thank Post
    442
    Thanked 1,032 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    340
    should go well with a 4% rise in pension contributions - isn't that a pay cut.

  4. #4
    Mcshammer_dj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Posts
    981
    Thank Post
    38
    Thanked 178 Times in 143 Posts
    Rep Power
    96
    given that inflation is currently around 5% and that We have had no pay increases or cost of living for the past 2 years the reality is that the changes mean that instead of losing 5% per year we are now only going to lose 4%!!

  5. #5


    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,138
    Thank Post
    57
    Thanked 179 Times in 106 Posts
    Rep Power
    175
    Quote Originally Posted by Mcshammer_dj View Post
    given that inflation is currently around 5% and that We have had no pay increases or cost of living for the past 2 years the reality is that the changes mean that instead of losing 5% per year we are now only going to lose 4%!!
    Woohoo progress!

    Then just add the 4% increase in pensions and..

  6. #6
    bandgeekmafia78's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Salford
    Posts
    382
    Thank Post
    88
    Thanked 22 Times in 14 Posts
    Rep Power
    22
    I blame it on Thatcher

  7. #7
    andyrite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    429
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 94 Times in 75 Posts
    Rep Power
    43
    I blame it on Labour

  8. Thanks to andyrite from:

    Hightower (29th November 2011)

  9. #8

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,356
    Thank Post
    679
    Thanked 2,276 Times in 1,051 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    674
    I hate that Margaret Brown!

  10. 2 Thanks to Dos_Box:

    stevenlong1985 (30th November 2011), zag (30th November 2011)

  11. #9
    JoeBloggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    548
    Thank Post
    164
    Thanked 76 Times in 53 Posts
    Rep Power
    36
    I just hate politicians.

  12. 3 Thanks to JoeBloggs:

    stevenlong1985 (30th November 2011), Tech1 (29th November 2011), zag (30th November 2011)

  13. #10

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,674
    Thank Post
    1,484
    Thanked 1,267 Times in 860 Posts
    Rep Power
    804
    I blame it on the boogie

  14. 3 Thanks to LosOjos:

    Gatt (29th November 2011), SimpleSi (29th November 2011), stevenlong1985 (30th November 2011)

  15. #11

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,375
    Thank Post
    525
    Thanked 2,613 Times in 2,019 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    891
    Means that over the 4 year period of 2010 - 2014, public sector workers will effectively have had a pay cut of, what? 18% or so? Seems a little unfair...

  16. #12

    tech_guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    That little bit in the middle of Little Old England
    Posts
    8,144
    Thank Post
    1,917
    Thanked 1,346 Times in 744 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    396
    Whoopie - 1%. Fantastic. Not. Makes me feel like a really valued member of society.

  17. #13

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,674
    Thank Post
    1,484
    Thanked 1,267 Times in 860 Posts
    Rep Power
    804
    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Whoopie - 1%. Fantastic. Not. Makes me feel like a really valued member of society.
    You mean you had some sense of worth left after working in school support?

  18. 2 Thanks to LosOjos:

    ButterflyMoon (1st December 2011), tech_guy (29th November 2011)

  19. #14

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,674
    Thank Post
    1,484
    Thanked 1,267 Times in 860 Posts
    Rep Power
    804
    What's really sickening is that while we public sector workers are effectively getting poorer each year, the fat cat bankers who had a large part in getting us in to this mess are still taking home huge bonuses.

  20. #15

    jinnantonnixx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    In the Calamatorium.
    Posts
    2,059
    Thank Post
    121
    Thanked 528 Times in 354 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    295
    [Reworded post]

    Politicians themselves work for the public sector.

    This seems to have been missed by a lot of people.

    Let's take a look at their pensions while we're at it. After all, they are public sector employees.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 8 12345 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Public sector pay gap increases
    By TechMonkey in forum General Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 10th May 2011, 04:49 PM
  2. Pay Rise
    By Samson in forum General Chat
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 22nd June 2007, 03:04 PM
  3. Public Windows Vista Newsgroups Online at Microsoft
    By tosca925 in forum Windows Vista
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 2nd February 2006, 08:38 AM
  4. Deal on public sector pensions
    By russdev in forum General Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 18th October 2005, 10:18 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •