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Public sector pay cap to be lifted next year, No 10 says

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Smithy84, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Smithy84

    Smithy84 New commenter

  2. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    Only for a limited period, only for some PS workers and below inflation....
  3. JohnJCazorla

    JohnJCazorla Lead commenter

    Why bother saying anything at all beyond, "It's up to individual academies to set their pay."

    And then make sure that no extra funding goes out (or turn a blind eye to the HT using the monies to buy gold hubcaps on his Rolls Royce)
  4. binaryhex

    binaryhex Lead commenter

    It's all rubbish, a classic 'Jam tomorrow' announcement which can be easily changed in the future but reduces the immediate furore.
  5. pair_of_argyles

    pair_of_argyles Occasional commenter

    Weasel words from a bunch of rats.
    Show how stupid they think we are
  6. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    The Tories can see how things are going and expect some social unrest. get the Cops and Prison guards onside. Maggie did the same thing.
  7. install

    install Star commenter

    Too little, too late :cool:
  8. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    According to Question Time before the summer the PS is still doing better than the private sector.
  9. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    That escaped my mind entirely!
  10. applecrumblebumble

    applecrumblebumble Lead commenter

    Without the funding I cannot see it being awarded certainly not fully. Typical conservatives, do not value the public services.
    phlogiston likes this.
  11. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I don't mean to be controversial but we have to consider that inflation is affecting everyone and there are many more people on much lower salaries than ourselves.
  12. ridleyrumpus

    ridleyrumpus Established commenter

    So what?

    I hate this race for the bottom rubbish.

    (If this was the ToryGraph or the Mail someone would pop up with the "my pensions **** so why shouldn't yours be" rubbish next.)
  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Hmm. I'm no mathematician but isn't 1% of bug ger all still bug ger all???
    needabreak likes this.
  14. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Come on let's be honest there's a finite pot and they will prioritise what they see fit just as the opposition would if they were in power. Pay rises were never guaranteed in any job and frankly teaching is not top of the list of their priorities. As a teacher, once you get to the top of the increment scale you feel the stagnation more but aren't on a low wage. Those at the start of the salary scale feel inflation more but still get incremental pay increases.
  15. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Weren't we supposed to get 1% last year?

    Ours disappeared into the Academy finances... the same Academy chain where their reps turn up in plush Audis/BMW?Jags etc with nice 6 figure salaries...

    Angry? No reason to be angry... everything is fine, it's all good...
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  16. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Choices? Ensure there is an electable opposition that meets the needs of all not just the many. *SIGH.
  17. bessiesmith

    bessiesmith Occasional commenter

    For me this is a big part of the issue. A pay rise would always be great - and there are arguments about whether the public sector is now underpaid compared to the private but - much more of an issue is the huge scale of misuse of academy funds. Plenty of reported cases of outright corruption - although apart from removing offenders from their posts there don't seem to be many criminal convictions. But also, lots of instances where nothing illegal is happening but a CEO who never makes contact with a child is earning more than the prime minister while the teachers have no pay rises - and in fact can no longer be recruited because their pay and conditions are so poor. This was the obvious consequence of Michael Gove's pay reforms - we all said it would happen but were ignored.
  18. Sanz1981

    Sanz1981 New commenter

    What's a low salary? What's your salary then?
  19. ridleyrumpus

    ridleyrumpus Established commenter

    As a standard 35 hour week I would agree, but it isn't a standard 35 hour week is it?

    On a per hour basis, we are very poorly paid even allowing for the 13 weeks of "holiday"
    mrajlong likes this.
  20. Grandsire

    Grandsire Senior commenter

    Every time I do a 12-hour day, I wonder what my hourly rate has sunk to. I'm too depressed to work it out in case I realise I'd have been better off staying a shop girl in the local bakery. At least there were doughnuts with that job.

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