Discussion in 'SMB' started by spitfire, May 12, 2010.
Will there be riots?
Good move. Unpopular but necessary. Hope for similar if not greater cuts announced here in the emergency budget.
Cabinet ministers reducing their pay by 15% may not be forthcoming though. Lead by example?
As long as Dave does this then I can't see a problem:
"We aim to cut civil service wages by an average of 5% in 2010 and freeze them in 2011," he added.
He said his own salary and those of senior cabinet members would be cut by 15%.
Interesting to note that the unemployment rate in Spain is about 20%, reckon the UK rate will be at least 10% within 2 years.
they gave themselves a big rise last year. (the Spanish MPs)
Ahhh.. cut from the same cloth as the british bankers then... rewards for failure
So then a question to all you public sector workers then. Are you prepared to take wage cuts in order to minimise job losses for your colleagues?
Yes. It seems like the only sensible course of action to me.
Not sure if my colleagues agree.
If in that position I would, yes. However, I would say that the large majority of people in this country wouldn't be that selfess and use the 'I'm alright Jack' stance. Better to cut the wages of the many than a percentage of workers (whatever that ratio would be).
As a private sector worker, should the situation ever arise, yes.
Nah. Fuck 'em.
With summer coming, I quite fancy a day out rioting in London anyway.
Was just about to praise Toothy et al for their mature and considerate attitude.
As long as Tesco's accepts 5% less for groceries, petrol is 5% cheaper, and the cost of our mortgages come down by ..... errr .... 5%, I see no problem.
Alternatively, we'll all do 5% less at work. That's an extra half hour for lunch, one day a week. Will that make the queues 5% longer at the council or the benefit office ? Possibly.
5% fewer fires put out (that's how the Great Fire of London started), drop one lesson a week and send the kids home early from school, follow up 5% less crime........
As de-facto public sector employees, I'd expect the same 5% wage cuts to apply at Northern Rock, Lloyds TSB and RBS.
A five percent cut is of course harder to swallow if you have recently had a 5% rise as you will getting less than what you were before the original increase. Tough times=tough decisions.
Dont think youd see all public sector workers getting a 5% reduction on the price of a property though (over inflated that they are)
Must be coming our council has just taken on 25 more police officers/fine collectors.
Mayors here go into office as paupers,5 years later millionaires!
We could begin by abandoning multiculturalism and the massive amount of waste producing documents in hundreds of dialects that nobody even reads.
Which I find hard to believe will ever happen unless you only include, the tellers, call centre staff etc. Managerial positions will be left untouched to 'allow the retention of its most valuable staff' making the other staff look ..well,... not very valuable at all
As far as emergency services are concerned, I strongly believe that these should NOT be cut. Any sort of cuts particularly too our fire service would be an insult to those who serve in this sector
I have no problem with cutting public sector wages by a percentage as long as it's right across the board, and that includes no fuckers getting around it with big bonuses.
Got to be fair cuts that effect everyone equally
How about doing what we did last year. Operate a holiday purchase scheme. Buy an extra 2 weeks holiday. Amounts to about a 4% pay cut.
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