Well. I’m thinking of changing my job. I’m going to become a Welsh Assembly Member.
It’s recently been announced that the Remuneration Board of the National Assembly for Wales has recommended a pay rise of 18.5% on their current salary of £50,000.
At this time of public sector cuts, I find this quite unbelievable and am glad to see many AM’s refusing to accept the pay rise. This pay increase will cost the tax payer £700,000 more next year, yes folks, that’s you and me.
In 2015/2016 NHS workers received a 1% pay increase with 60% of staff subjected to a pay freeze.
I just don’t get it. A study last year showed that Wales had the lowest gross average weekly earnings in Great Britain, yet we have some of the greatest talent.
Time to get the Cwtsh party campaign underway I think….Yes this could work. We have just over four years to get this up and running. Who is with me on this?