With those working on the frontline in the public sector having pay cuts in real terms, I urge AM's to reject recommendations to increase their pay by 18%. By accepting this or any pay rise whilst the vast majority of public sector workers are faced with pay cuts and redundancies AM's would be communicating to those that they represent a message of "'We're alright Jack, keep your hands off my stack' (Money, Pink Floyd), with their "stack" being paid for by public sector cuts, pay freezes and redundancies. I would propose that AM's pay rise, freeze and cuts mirror those working in education, NHS, Police and social services.
Petitioner : David Swain
First considered by the Committee:
Number of Signatures: 12
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 06/01/2015