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Public Sector Pay Rises Despite Coalition's 'wage Freeze'

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/8748005/Public-sector-pay-rises-despite-Coalitions-wage-freeze.html

Millions of state workers' pay packets grew by 1.7pc in the three months to August, up from 1.3pc for the quarter to July, according to payments group Vocalink. The findings, based on 600 public sector bodies, suggest employers are continuing to pay "incremental" salary increases, to reflect length of service, regardless of the Government's freeze on basic pay.

Last month a survey by consultancy Hay Group showed 80pc of public sector mangers would continue to award automatic pay rises this year, meaning the wage bill was set to rise despite the Coalition's attempts to curb costs.

When the pay freeze was announced I knew it wasn't a real pay freeze because of the increments many get in the public sector.

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I have seen this through my family first hand.

Various members of my extended family work for LA. The 'cuts' have largely been handled by making 'vacant' posts redundant and early retirement. Incremental rises and benefits for service continue to increase.

My missis works as for a consultant Engineer in a LA framework. Whilst the private sector side is actively getting their head down and going the extra mile to stay in work - the LA employees (who do the same job as my missis, only much worse) are actively doing less. It's jaw dropping the difference in culture. They actually re-lable the design work she does with the names of LA emplees to cover their arses.

I'm not saying this is all Public sector, but it certainly exists.

By the way I work as a consulting Engineer and so does my wife.

I have not had a pay rate rise since 2007 and the wife has had no rises plus a 20% cut. We accept this as a result of market forces, but when the LA makes efficiency cuts it will be the missis that goes leaving the chaff she was supporting behind.

Net result - a false saving.

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I have seen this through my family first hand.

Various members of my extended family work for LA. The 'cuts' have largely been handled by making 'vacant' posts redundant and early retirement. Incremental rises and benefits for service continue to increase.

My missis works as for a consultant Engineer in a LA framework. Whilst the private sector side is actively getting their head down and going the extra mile to stay in work - the LA employees (who do the same job as my missis, only much worse) are actively doing less. It's jaw dropping the difference in culture. They actually re-lable the design work she does with the names of LA emplees to cover their arses.

I'm not saying this is all Public sector, but it certainly exists.

By the way I work as a consulting Engineer and so does my wife.

I have not had a pay rate rise since 2007 and the wife has had no rises plus a 20% cut. We accept this as a result of market forces, but when the LA makes efficiency cuts it will be the missis that goes leaving the chaff she was supporting behind.

Net result - a false saving.

A friend works in a Welsh Uni and he has been finding that reports he has been writing have been having the names of numerous other lecturing staff added to the work he has done.

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