NDM6171 Rhun ap Iorwerth (Ynys Môn)
To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:
1. Regrets the gap between the highest and the lowest paid workers in Welsh local authorities and the wider public sector.
2. Notes Plaid Cymru's success in forcing the Welsh Government to amend the Local Democracy Act during the fourth Assembly to include measures that have improved transparency in how senior officers pay is decided through the establishment of independent remuneration panels.
3. Calls on the Welsh Government to:
(a) legislate to introduce nationally set pay scales and terms and conditions to control senior and chief officer pay through a national framework which would ensure fair pay for all public sector workers in Wales; and
(b) define the role of local authorities chief executives in legislation which would include abolishing additional payments to council officials for returning officer duties.
Business type: Debate
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
First published: 17/11/2016
Decision due: 23 Nov 2016 by Plenary
Lead member: Rhun ap Iorwerth AM