‘Anger at hands being tied for directors’ salary increases’ – McGreevy

Newry Times News Posted by
info@newrytimes.com
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
Community

SDLP Group Leader on Newry and Mourne District Council, Connaire McGreevy, has called for root and branch reform of senior management salaries within Newry and Mourne Council.

Following the monthly meeting of the Council on 6 June, Cllr McGreevy said: “As public elected representatives we have one hand, if not two, tied behind our backs when it comes to staff remuneration. Job reviews are carried out by external consultants, not on the person, but on the tasks involved in the job and this often leads to increases in salary as the way of doing a job changes with technology. Councillors of all parties were given advice from solicitors that we should accept the findings of the external consultant report and that directors’ pay should be backdated in line with the Single Status Agreement that goes back six years.”

“When our ratepayers are having to tighten their household spending, and indeed many are losing their jobs, it is morally wrong that our senior management team are getting bumper rises in backdated pay.”

He added, “Given the fact our hands are tied currently, we must draw a line here in this decision and state categorically that the final decisions on all future job evaluations, and indeed the top line salary of posts within councils, will be at the discretion of elected public representatives.”


Would you like to advertise your business on Newry Times and reach thousands of people every day? Contact the Newry Times office on 028 4062 6520 or email Paul: editor@newrytimes.com

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed
























Find us on Facebook

This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing editor@newrytimes.com

Log in