Budget walk out

WOULD the Andrew Nutt calling on all political parties to “raise wages to the living wage” (Argus, 4 March), be the same Nationalist Mr Nutt who’s criticised our Labour-led Caerphilly Council for introducing the Living Wage for its lowest-paid staff?

Last week, Mr Nutt’s friends among Caerphilly’s Plaid Cymru councillors abdicated their responsibilities by walking out of the council meeting before a vote on the 2014-15 budget. It’s just as well Caerphilly Council’s Labour leadership set a fair budget that protects key services and jobs in our borough.

With the inconsistency of Mr Nutt, and the irresponsibility of Caerphilly’s Nationalist councillors, the less we hear from Plaid Cymru the better.

Cllr Gez Kirby St Andrews Drive Pontllanfraith

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11:48am Fri 7 Mar 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Personally speaking I detest councils and can't abide your petty squabbles - but didn't Plaid walk out over the council's refusal to consider any amendments to executive and management salaries?

If that's true then they get mine, and should get everyone's wholehearted support.
Personally speaking I detest councils and can't abide your petty squabbles - but didn't Plaid walk out over the council's refusal to consider any amendments to executive and management salaries? If that's true then they get mine, and should get everyone's wholehearted support. GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: 3

12:58pm Fri 7 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

Living wage for all and not a few, why should someone who earns the minium wage pay via council tax the living wage to council workers.
Living wage for all and not a few, why should someone who earns the minium wage pay via council tax the living wage to council workers. pwlldu
  • Score: 2

1:00pm Fri 7 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

Cllr Gez Kirby remind me what fellow cllr Dix said about you.
Cllr Gez Kirby remind me what fellow cllr Dix said about you. pwlldu
  • Score: 2

1:01pm Fri 7 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

living wage for council workers while caerphilly councillors start cut public services and jobs to save money.
living wage for council workers while caerphilly councillors start cut public services and jobs to save money. pwlldu
  • Score: 2

6:36pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

pwlldu wrote:
Living wage for all and not a few, why should someone who earns the minium wage pay via council tax the living wage to council workers.
I can agree with that. However employers and the Westminster frauds say a living wage is unacceptable, and will mean they cannot exploit migrant labour any more. So it aint going to happen. I'm still amazed at the outright opposition to a fair wage in Wales via the rabid argus/daily mail rent-a-mob readers. The WAG needs to prevent migrants taking welsh jobs, it was heartening to read most jobs at the friars walk will go to welsh people, more of the same please. We must monitor the contractors to ensure there isn't a sudden rise in Polish Applicants !
[quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: Living wage for all and not a few, why should someone who earns the minium wage pay via council tax the living wage to council workers.[/p][/quote]I can agree with that. However employers and the Westminster frauds say a living wage is unacceptable, and will mean they cannot exploit migrant labour any more. So it aint going to happen. I'm still amazed at the outright opposition to a fair wage in Wales via the rabid argus/daily mail rent-a-mob readers. The WAG needs to prevent migrants taking welsh jobs, it was heartening to read most jobs at the friars walk will go to welsh people, more of the same please. We must monitor the contractors to ensure there isn't a sudden rise in Polish Applicants ! Mervyn James
  • Score: -2

12:19pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Nig says...

poor Plaid they are in pickle , it was under their watch that governance went pair shaped . the first line of the special Audit report into what went wrong reads, 'the tone at the top of the organisation changed with the appointment of a new Chief Executive in September 2010 , in other words under Plaid , it also worth mentioning that Plaid refused to advertise out side of council insisting that only two candidates be considered, being Mr Barnett and Mr O Sullivan, who are both facing court for alleged fraud. The report also expose other serious issues , such as the illegal pay off to officers of £218k. Icelandic banks where the council lost £604k in one account and £64k in another this money that the council will never get back . Plaid the Party that fails
poor Plaid they are in pickle , it was under their watch that governance went pair shaped . the first line of the special Audit report into what went wrong reads, 'the tone at the top of the organisation changed with the appointment of a new Chief Executive in September 2010 , in other words under Plaid , it also worth mentioning that Plaid refused to advertise out side of council insisting that only two candidates be considered, being Mr Barnett and Mr O Sullivan, who are both facing court for alleged fraud. The report also expose other serious issues , such as the illegal pay off to officers of £218k. Icelandic banks where the council lost £604k in one account and £64k in another this money that the council will never get back . Plaid the Party that fails Nig
  • Score: -1

12:24pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Nig says...

had plaid not being acting like drunks on a Friday Night and lost control of the council, the council would be £871K better off , that would have helped keep the council tax down. The price of Plaids incompetence is being paid for by all of us
had plaid not being acting like drunks on a Friday Night and lost control of the council, the council would be £871K better off , that would have helped keep the council tax down. The price of Plaids incompetence is being paid for by all of us Nig
  • Score: -1

9:27pm Sat 8 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

Pity Nigel Dix made his comments about Cllr Kirby and his Labour AM and never sided with the right wing no campaign. He might have gone further with his party
Pity Nigel Dix made his comments about Cllr Kirby and his Labour AM and never sided with the right wing no campaign. He might have gone further with his party pwlldu
  • Score: 1

9:34pm Sat 8 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

The mistake Plaid made was to listen to advice from people who were only interested in feathering their nest. And bad advice from Gordon Brown to invest in Icelandic banks a mistake many other councils, organisations and police authorities made. What is really bad is the way the Labour's Welsh government has turned Welsh education and the NHS into a laughing stock with employees lowest moral it has ever been. That includes the Thatcher days.
The mistake Plaid made was to listen to advice from people who were only interested in feathering their nest. And bad advice from Gordon Brown to invest in Icelandic banks a mistake many other councils, organisations and police authorities made. What is really bad is the way the Labour's Welsh government has turned Welsh education and the NHS into a laughing stock with employees lowest moral it has ever been. That includes the Thatcher days. pwlldu
  • Score: 0

7:16pm Sun 9 Mar 14

theviking666 says...

kettle and pot comes to mind, neither of your parties do much to help the residents of this council area.
kettle and pot comes to mind, neither of your parties do much to help the residents of this council area. theviking666
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2:34am Tue 11 Mar 14

Spinflight says...

Without any paid councillors Newport would be £900,000 better off per year.

That's every year, not just a one off loss of £871K.

Is there anyone who thinks this is money well spent?

ukipnewport.com
Without any paid councillors Newport would be £900,000 better off per year. That's every year, not just a one off loss of £871K. Is there anyone who thinks this is money well spent? ukipnewport.com Spinflight
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