ROCHDALE LABOUR COUNCIL LEADERS GET MASSIVE PAY HIKE IN WAKE OF HUGE SPENDING CUTS – Robbing from the poor and giving to the rich appears to be Labour policy as Rochdale Council leaders experience an outrageous pay rise whilst hundreds of council workers will lose their jobs in a £45 million cost cutting exercise.
Yes, you will no doubt not even raise an eyebrow at such an atrocity; such is the widespread abuse of power that the British taxpayer has come to expect and worse accept.
The Rochdale Labour Council sparked outrage yesterday as it announced a pay rise of £40,000 for its chief executive, Jim Taylor, after it was declared by council leaders that his existing £130,000 was woefully inadequate.
Of course you can’t grease one palm without greasing another; that wouldn’t be fair. Therefore the council decided to up the pay packets of a number of other senior executives:
Environment Director, Mark Widdup – £71,000 to £109,000
Deputy Council Leader, Linda Fisher – up to £97,000
Yes, it appears that all is well at Rochdale Labour Council; unless you are one of the minions for they are forced to a 1% pay cap on their salaries.
Despite the 1% pay cap Council Leaders have also announced that some 150 council workers will also be made redundant in order to meet the £45 million cost cutting measures imposed.
As with most incompetent councils Rochdale of course hits the taxpayer as well for despite reducing services and personnel it is to raise the council tax by 3.5%; leaving many residents wondering how council leaders could possibly justify such vast pay awards for those at the top.
The justification, according to the council’s Labour Leader Colin Lambert is that Rochdale languishes at the bottom of the pay league against other councils.
Yes, like a petulant and spoiled child Mr. Lambert will stamp his feet and say it’s not fair that someone else has a bigger slice of the pie and regardless to the council’s continued overspending and woeful performance, he wants more.
It is of course irrelevant to Mr. Lambert that Rochdale suffers from the most acute poverty in the country, for he and his cronies are doing just fine; yes they won’t have to worry about putting food on the table or paying their next electricity bill – although if Red Ed comes to power, fully controlled by Len (Lensky) McCluskey then they’ll freeze those energy bills which will result in nationwide blackouts – that’ll keep your energy bills down as you sit warming your baked beans by candlelight.
The council leaders are now set to meet next week and yet despite public outcry it is a foregone conclusion that the new pay awards will be rubber stamped at the public’s expense and ever increasing national debt.
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