In an astonishing move Luton’s Labour Council is to ask Tuesday’s Full Council meeting (15th September) to approve a £10,000 increase for the Chief Executive and at the same meeting to agree to pay cuts for some of the lowest paid employees who actually get on withy the job.
“Thanks to my Liberal Democrat colleagues exposing the plan, everybody knows Labour councillors decided to give the Chief Executive a £10,000 pay rise but there is very little I can say about the proposed pay cuts for those lower down the pay scales because they want to do that bit in secret,” says Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Luton South, Qurban Hussain.
“Labour Councillors have already agreed a ‘job evaluation exercise’ for senior managers which will inevitably lead to more pay rises at the top. At times when just about everybody else in Luton is struggling they have no business pushing through such big pay rises. And to add pay cuts for some of the lowest paid people the Council employs is really adding insult to injury.”
“Big salary boosts for the top bosses and pay cuts for the lowest paid – what kind of Labour Council is this?”