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Council workers face third year of pay freezes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17141621

How can it be right for a government to Freeze workers wages and stil increase benefits.

This is bound to have an effect on house prices or will it just be the unemployed buying. :)

Whilst this is true for rank and file staff the gravy train continues for senior management. This is where job evaluation comes into its own - reevaluate job and put said Senior Manager into higher pay band. :angry:

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Whilst this is true for rank and file staff the gravy train continues for senior management. This is where job evaluation comes into its own - reevaluate job and put said Senior Manager into higher pay band. :angry:

Currently going through job evaluation. I had to complete the LA job evaluation survey ended up as 84 pages and took a full five days to complete. On a positive note my management wouldn't sign off a part where I stated that I make certain decisions regarding a specialism I have without higher reference as It could make them look redundant.

The fact that they aren't qualified to make such decisions nor was the statement wrong was neither here nor there. Sometimes you have to pick your battles.

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Currently going through job evaluation. I had to complete the LA job evaluation survey ended up as 84 pages and took a full five days to complete. On a positive note my management wouldn't sign off a part where I stated that I make certain decisions regarding a specialism I have without higher reference as It could make them look redundant.

The fact that they aren't qualified to make such decisions nor was the statement wrong was neither here nor there. Sometimes you have to pick your battles.

So glad I got out in 2008. Met an old colleague today who is also a Union Rep - sounds pretty crap for the rank & file staff whilst senior management reward themselves with grade promotions

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Currently going through job evaluation. I had to complete the LA job evaluation survey ended up as 84 pages and took a full five days to complete. On a positive note my management wouldn't sign off a part where I stated that I make certain decisions regarding a specialism I have without higher reference as It could make them look redundant.

The fact that they aren't qualified to make such decisions nor was the statement wrong was neither here nor there. Sometimes you have to pick your battles.

:lol::lol::lol: wtf is going on in the UK, how is it even still floating under that amount of bollarcks?

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Council workers face third year of pay freezes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17141621

How can it be right for a government to Freeze workers wages and stil increase benefits.

This is bound to have an effect on house prices or will it just be the unemployed buying. :)

I don't think this includes progression point increases of circa 1k a year.

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So glad I got out in 2008. Met an old colleague today who is also a Union Rep - sounds pretty crap for the rank & file staff whilst senior management reward themselves with grade promotions

I'll know next March, it has only taken them 4 years thus far. I think a back pay claim will be the order of the day. :unsure:

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With RBS reporting a near 30% rise in salaries coinciding with a 3rd year of council pay freezes, you couldn't really design a better set of accumulating circumstances for an insurrection if you tried.

My pitchfork ninja stars are sharpened :)

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:lol::lol::lol: wtf is going on in the UK, how is it even still floating under that amount of bollarcks?

All part of the job creation scheme run for the sole benefit of HR. The lefty Council I worked for before I was unfairly dismissed (sham redundancy) had an HR team of 23 for a workforce of1100. The irony was that recruitment administration was contracted out to some Capita type leeches which added 10% to all recruitment costs :angry:

In contrast the well run (tory) Council I had previously worked for had 8 HR staff for a workforce of 850.

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3 year pay freeze for public sector workers followed by 2 years of rises being capped to 1%. Meanwhile benefits are going up by 4-5% p.a.. Something wrong here.

Surprising really as many public sector workers (particularly middle rank technical staff) are Tory voters albeit somewhat hessitant and distrustful of them.

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My heart bleeds, no really it does.....

After wasting an hour in Islington Council offices trying to sort out my parking permit because some cretin had set me up as a carer, I came back to my car 6 late to find one of their vultures had let me a parking ticket. :angry: I think it was the fact that out of 8 desks, 6 were 'on lunch' whilst we were all on our lunch breaks trying to sort out our business that wound me up so much, because it was directly correlated with me overstaying my pay and display ticket by 6 mins!

As usual I will launch a frivolous appeal to create some work for them to do and then pay it off once my appeal fails. :lol:

Edit. Typo

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I'll know next March, it has only taken them 4 years thus far. I think a back pay claim will be the order of the day. :unsure:

At what level do you have to complete the Job Evalutation that in an LA? Senior level or everyone?

Loads of job losses in Kirklees, I guess none at higher level. Savings of £15M to be made.

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I don't think this includes progression point increases of circa 1k a year.

In all 6 councils I do HR systems admin for it has been a 0% raise and you stay in the pay band point you are in.

3 of them have offered a £250 one off payment to staff on less than £20k and nothing for those above*

* apart from the senior management team who have taken home about 20% pay rises on average after job re-evaluation!

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In all 6 councils I do HR systems admin for it has been a 0% raise and you stay in the pay band point you are in.

3 of them have offered a £250 one off payment to staff on less than £20k and nothing for those above*

* apart from the senior management team who have taken home about 20% pay rises on average after job re-evaluation!

Yup - nowt changes

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Where did these workers think the money for all those 20% council funded FTB deposits was going to come from?

Pay frozen, jobs cut, services cut so that councils can give the money to estate agents, bankers and house builders.

It must make the workers proud to be British.

Tragic, isn't it?

Of course, the fact that overspending had gone on so long, with expectations raised doesn't help. Of course, no-one saw it coming.

About those cuts.

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Adam Smith Institute.

Where is the money going?

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Council workers face third year of pay freezes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17141621

How can it be right for a government to Freeze workers wages and stil increase benefits.

This is bound to have an effect on house prices or will it just be the unemployed buying. :)

I thought this was the marginal propensity to save.

I did expect a wage freeze over the whole CSR period. Though I think it may extend further than CSR into the next CSR period.

It does mean alot of competition for promotion, and also it will be a struggle to hold on to 'talent'.

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