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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2011657/Shropshire-Council-sacks-6-500-staff-pay-cut-move.html

A council is firing all 6,500 of its employees, with a promise to re-hire them if they agree to a pay cut.

Dismissal letters have been sent by Shropshire Council informing all staff they will lose their jobs on September 30.

The letters go on to say employees can return the following day – but only if they consent to a 5.4 per cent salary reduction and changes to sickness benefits and holiday entitlement.

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Speaking before the plans were approved on June 23, the council’s £180,000-a-year chief executive Kim Ryley said the new terms would apply to all staff earning more than £13,000.

Does that really mean all staff, or all staff excluding the CE? That's only a £9k cut if it does. Giving them a paltry £171k (approx) to survive on.

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One member of staff, who did not wish to be named, said she would be up to £3,000 worse off each year as a result of the moves.

Which at a 5.4% pay cut means she's earning £55k a year, or nearly twice the national average wage. She can afford to lose £3k.

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Unsurprisingly the CEO of Shropshire Council, Kim Ryley, awarded himself a 16% pay rise, and is now one of the highest paid council CEOs in the country. But it's fine to ask the frontline workers to take a massive paycut, as long as you can stay in your plush office leeching money off the council taxpayers.

Time to cap council CEO's pay to the prime minister's pay at the very most - and make them subject to elections, rather than being parachuted in by their management chums.

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Which at a 5.4% pay cut means she's earning £55k a year, or nearly twice the national average wage. She can afford to lose £3k.

But if she liar loaned and said she made say 100K a year, to get a whoppper liar loan which was at the time no risk :lol: cus house prices only go up. Then that 3K a year will be sorely missed.

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Bob Diamond must be p1ssing himself.

Chuck another £20m in to the Cayman's account.

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Time to cap council CEO's pay to the prime minister's pay at the very most - and make them subject to elections, rather than being parachuted in by their management chums.

Right and election have worked out really well haven't they?

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Unsurprisingly the CEO of Shropshire Council, Kim Ryley, awarded himself a 16% pay rise, and is now one of the highest paid council CEOs in the country. But it's fine to ask the frontline workers to take a massive paycut, as long as you can stay in your plush office leeching money off the council taxpayers.

Time to cap council CEO's pay to the prime minister's pay at the very most - and make them subject to elections, rather than being parachuted in by their management chums.

Edited by georgia o'keeffe

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Hey, ast least it's a step in the right direction. Well done, that's what I say.

Although there should be a sliding scale, with the higher earners taking a (much) bigger hit. After all, they'd be losing less of their take-home salary, as they are effectively getting 40% tax relief on the loss.

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Wont they have to pay them all redundancy?

At the current rates.

Rather than the reduced rates that are likely to come along in future.

Also, it's illegal. Shortest unfair dismissal case in history.

Unless of course they are all temps employed on a daily/weekly basis...

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And what happened to staff moral and productivity?

There was a fairly big protest which meant it took a long time to get home from work once.

But from what I could see very little. However at the extortion tax office they did not renovate since 2008 (they renovated every year) and 7/10 of the advisory booths are empty.

The Binmen of Bury council are already NMW employees who are outsourced to that nasty agency in Prestwich and the binmen crews of 4 got reduced to three men.

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Wont they have to pay them all redundancy?

At the current rates.

Rather than the reduced rates that are likely to come along in future.

Also, it's illegal. Shortest unfair dismissal case in history.

Unless of course they are all temps employed on a daily/weekly basis...

What I don't understand is why they have to sack them to achieve this? Can't they just give them a pay rise of -5.4%?

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Unless of course they are all temps employed on a daily/weekly basis...

Manchester council has been using an agency Per temps for a while, which means a helluva lot of people are temps and thus not given pensions.

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yeah coz three wrongs make 4 rights innit.

you've obviously not met many council workers employees,there's a few grafters but on the whole,you couldn't meet a lazier bunch of whingers with a sense of entitlement that makes the NUT look like the moderate wing of the tories.

Edited for accuracy. :)

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Unsurprisingly the CEO of Shropshire Council, Kim Ryley, awarded himself a 16% pay rise, and is now one of the highest paid council CEOs in the country. But it's fine to ask the frontline workers to take a massive paycut, as long as you can stay in your plush office leeching money off the council taxpayers.

Time to cap council CEO's pay to the prime minister's pay at the very most - and make them subject to elections, rather than being parachuted in by their management chums.

Why should someone running a council be paid as much as someone running a country please?

He was at Hull

http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/Council-chief-executive-Ryley-leave/story-11969809-detail/story.html

Cutting public sector pay should be done across the whole UK but the more they earn the higher the pay cut - not the other way round

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2011/02/19/shropshire-council-bosses-escape-pay-cut/

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Bob Diamond must be p1ssing himself.

Chuck another £20m in to the Cayman's account.

what's the deal with a bank that did not receive direct bailouts and did not go bust?

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Wont they have to pay them all redundancy?

At the current rates.

Rather than the reduced rates that are likely to come along in future.

Also, it's illegal. Shortest unfair dismissal case in history.

Unless of course they are all temps employed on a daily/weekly basis...

Starting point is ACAS - my employer has broken my contract, what shall I do?

Presumably the genius who dreamt up this one thought it was a bright, original money saving idea.

Wrong on all three counts.

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