We’re not making this up …
Having awarded themselves pay rises of up to 20 PER CENT in 2016 for arranging an unlawful budget, Bristol City Council bosses are lining up yet another pay rise for themselves. “Independent” reports in front of the Human Resources Committee next week want to award senior bosses pay rises of up to 13 PER CENT!
The council’s latest Pay Policy Statement awaiting sign-off from gullible councillors next week says:
“For the period covered by this Statement, the salary for Group Director roles will range from £135,000 to £165,000 with a mid-point of £150,000. (Currently £136k)
The salary for Director (Level 2) roles will range from £100,000 to £120,000 with a mid-point of £110,000. (currently £98k)
The salary for Director (Level 1) roles will range from £85,000 to £105,000 with a mid-point of £95,000. (currently £98k)
Salaries at these levels will normally be between the minimum of the range and the mid-point. Payment above the mid-point is reserved for roles where there is clear evidence that the market rate is significantly higher than the mid-point.”
Meanwhile the pay and grading review for ORDINARY STAFF (which might result in significant pay rises to the lowest paid staff at the council who are currently earning at near minimum wage levels) that was supposed to be completed in April is now delayed until, at least, JANUARY 2018.
What a total fucking joke. Bosses should be getting big pay cuts. They have failed to deliver time and again. They’re simply not worth the money.
How come no one made a headline pun regarding the previous ch exec’s name, you know something like ‘Anna K in the City’ or something?
Anyway, no I do believe it, the depths they’ll sink to, astonish me. Couldn’t we sack one and keep one of the libraries open for another couple of years?
BTW I nearly failed the simple sum below, I clearly shan’t be joining mensa anytime soon.
Strange that there wasn’t any mention of “Director – Inflating Salaries of Incompetents” on the Council Management Structure chart you published
TM – wouldn’t that involve a level of self-awareness not usually found amongst the Council’s Managers?
Look at all the trips being made: New York, Norway, Brussels, India – who’s paying? Not just the Rev, his Cabinet and senior officers, but other Labour councillors being given freebies by the Rev to buy votes for his 2019 selection battle no doubt. FoI needed.