Author Topic: 2 more civil servants for Terry at £200.000 each, That's what you call growth !  (Read 11606 times)

Offline boatyboy

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It is true to say that the decision makers in Jersey's Council of Ministers are rather well of with shares in UK airports, large property portfolios and large amounts in bank accounts. I have no problem with wealthy people as I have no problem with the not well of.

What is a problem is when pensioners have to pay a greater slice of their very small pie than the very wealthy who care not if GST rises to  15%. This is because the wealthy person's pie is so enormous it makes no difference to their life style. I think the UK Conservative / Liberal Government understand this.

Does the Jersey Government with big golden ( tax free ) handshakes and very generous wage packets, in the non wealth producing public sector?

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Fat-cat public officials are to be hit with higher pension contributions than previously thought, ministers announced yesterday.

They will have to pay an extra 6 per cent of their salaries towards their gold-plated pensions, on top of what they already contribute.

It had been expected that top civil servants and other senior figures such as chief constables, judges and hospital consultants would face a 5 per cent increase.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2016679/Public-sector-pensions-reform-Fat-cats-pay-6-cent-more.html

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It is not just Jersey struggling with the run away financial train otherwise known as the public sector  wage bill

Daily Telegraph.

Councils admit: 'we can't reveal our top earners, it's too costly'

But council chiefs said they had so many well-paid staff the cost of listing them and their responsibilities could run into hundreds of thousands of pounds. They also said staff safety would be at risk if the public knew how much they earned.

Other councils claimed that taxpayers lacked the “evaluation skills” to decide whether spending was good value for money and would fall victim to “misunderstandings”. Several insisted there was little demand locally for information on how they spent public money.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/council-spending/9063034/Councils-admit-we-cant-reveal-our-top-earners-its-too-costly.html

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Guernsey Press.

GUERNSEY’S public sector final salary pension scheme will finally be scrapped under plans revealed today.

The new arrangement will come into effect from January 2014 if it receives the endorsement of the States.

It will see benefits linked to an employee’s average ‘revalued’ salary over a whole career.

http://www.thisisguernsey.com/news/2012/12/12/civil-servants-to-get-pensions-shake-up/

Many of you may be aware that the final salary pension system is stone dead because it is so ridiculously expensive, only about 5% still exist in the private sector.

Unless you are a Government that can stop kids milk, charge old age pensioners tax on their food and cut services to keep the public sector pension alive and kicking. Further more how obscene that those that do not work in Government jobs, cannot afford the same pension that they fund for Government employees through taxes.

Over to you Chief Minister Gorst or should that be Chief Minister Senator Bailhache ( he who attends all Ministerial meetings invited or not )  time you focused on the public sector pension system like the politicians in Guernsey.

Either that or as sure as eggs is eggs tax will be going up in the new year as the economy heads south to pay for the privileged Government workers. Although I am aware of the 1987 deal that was made or has a chief minister slipped behind the scenes again and upgraded a civil servants ( plural or single ) work contracts.

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Offline Chevalier Blanc

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As usual the ones who do not have a good pension scheme want to take away from the people who do have a good pension scheme.
What should be happening is that the ones without shoulds be demanding to have a pension scheme just has good as the ones who have.
I walks of life it is always the way that people respond when they do not have what other people do have. Fight for the same conditions and use the example of the ones that people have to win your fight. Do not try to rake away from the ones who fought to get what they have.