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pierre
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Posted - 18/03/2015 :  18:53:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vote on pay rise for chief council officers
Source: SouthWalesArgus


BLAENAU Gwent Council will vote next week whether to approve a 2.2 per cent nationally agreed pay rise for its chief officers.


At a full council meeting to be held next Wednesday, councillors will decide whether to pass its 2015/16 Pay Policy Statement which includes approving nationally agreed pay levels for council officers.

The pay rise, which applies to all council officers, was agreed nationally in November last year when the Local Government Association announced local government employers and trade unions had agreed an increase.

The Joint National Council every year negotiates the annual cost of living pay increases for chief officers. But only a full council meeting can approve the increase for the individual local authority’s own chief officers.

The council currently employs 19 chief officers all of who are employed under Joint National Council terms and conditions.

On Wednesday at the Civic Centre in Ebbw Vale, councillors will vote to approve whether to insert a paragraph into its Pay Policy Statement stating “chief officers employed under JNC terms and conditions are contractually entitled to any national JNC determined pay rises and this council will, therefore, pay these as and when determined in accordance with current contractual requirements”. If approved, the council’s chief officers will benefit from the pay award.

Currently the council’s chief officers are paid in a range of £47,141 to £100,335. The chief executive earns the most at between £91,211 to £100,335, while the four corporate directors – also called statutory and non-statutory chief officers – at the council earn between £75,421 and £82,961.

The council’s head of service earns between £67,068 and £73,774, while the 13 deputy chief officers or monitoring officers earn between £47,141 and £73,774.


Torfaen County Borough Council has already voted to approve the increase, despite concerns from some councillors.


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darole
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Posted - 18/03/2015 :  20:09:17 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Its no wonder that we are facing continuous cut backs with a pay structure like that.!!!!!!

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Smythes
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Posted - 18/03/2015 :  20:42:49 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
19 chief officers for such a small authority, crazy!!
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keanjo
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Posted - 18/03/2015 :  22:07:24 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They should vote for a complete restructuring of the Authority's management.
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butch
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Posted - 19/03/2015 :  20:08:33 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It makes me wonder what all these well paid managers have got left to manage. We have had our services cut to the bone,and
our Councillers keep telling us that the Money it receives from central Government has been slashed, but I don't see any highly paid managerial jobs being slashed. As a staunch labourite all my life I always believed in supporting workers rights, but being quite a high Council tax payer, I feel we are being short changed by the amount of cuts to our services, but no cuts to the upper management, and executive jobs. I find this as being hypocritical, and unethical.
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Gareth
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Posted - 19/03/2015 :  20:52:13 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It makes sense to me that these tiny Councils should be amalgamated. Lots of managerial posts would go (as happened during the last restructuring when the old County Councils and local Councils were merged to form the present smaller County Councils).
At present Tredegar is powerless due to the fact that our Councillors can be constantly outvoted by the Ebbw Vale crowd. I believe this is why the Ebbw Vale Council leaders are so against amalgamating with Caerphilly. Caerphilly is a much bigger Council and would have bigger voting rights and would thus take over the reins from Ebbw Vale. I believe here in Tredegar we might well benefit from such an amalgamation. We couldn't be any worse off anyway.
Most of all we could benefit by seeing numbers of these high paid do nothing jobs disappear.
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Blobby
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Posted - 09/04/2015 :  06:43:41 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any news on these pay increases?????
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darole
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Posted - 09/04/2015 :  07:15:52 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Make the pay increase performance based and we could save money.
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