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Hyland slams MLA pay increase as ‘an absolute disgrace’

Newry Independent Councillor Davy Hyland has described the prospect of an 11% increase to the annual wage of local MLAs as ‘an absolute disgrace’. Hyland was speaking after an independent panel decided last week that assembly members pay should rise by almost £5,000 from April 2013. The 11% increase to £48,000 will be financed by a cut in office costs.
Speaking to Newry Times, Hyland said, “I think it’s an absolute disgrace that they should be given an 11% pay rise. Many people are struggling on low pay and insufficient social security payments, yet the politicians in the ivory tower of Stormont are getting a £5,000 pay rise or over £400 per month.”

He added, “Given the inability of Stormont politicians to deal with rising unemployment and fuel poverty, there is absolutely so support for this latest initiative.”

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2 Comments for “Hyland slams MLA pay increase as ‘an absolute disgrace’”

  1. casual observer

    Sounds like a case of sour grapes because he is not getting it! – i wonder if he would say the same if he had not been kicked out of his old party?

  2. seamus60

    Didn`t see him having a specific jibe at his old party yet the above posters appear to have.
    What do you`s think of the pay increase ? the subject of his statement.
    If`s are irrellevant afterall IF my uncle had breasts he`d be my auntie.

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