Anger at Plaid

First published in Letters

I AM not surprised people are suspicious of politics and politicians. Last night Plaid Cymru tried to get an amendment to Caerphilly County Borough Council chief officers’ pay structure, suggesting a reduction. While we are all feeling the effects of the current UK government austerity measures, I believe this was entirely a cynical move on their part to look good in the press. Why? Because in April 2013 they actually voted for that very pay structure.

The controlling Labour group in Caerphilly council is sincerely trying to improve the lives of council staff and residents of the county borough and we are not interested in cynical moves to create public favour by getting involved with attempts to reduce anyone’s standard of living.

We believe in a fair salary for all of our staff, this is why we implemented the living wage for all of our employees.

Plaid needs to consider where they stand regarding this, as it seems they are joining the Tories with a ‘race to the bottom’ philosophy when it comes to pay and conditions for workers in Wales.

Cllr Kevin Dawson Blackwood Gwent

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11:46am Fri 14 Mar 14

theviking666 says...

The controlling Labour group in Caerphilly council is sincerely trying to improve the lives of council staff and residents of the county borough. Nice to see staff first and residents second, that says a lot about our council !
The controlling Labour group in Caerphilly council is sincerely trying to improve the lives of council staff and residents of the county borough. Nice to see staff first and residents second, that says a lot about our council ! theviking666
  • Score: 9

12:09pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Abertillery29 says...

Is this the Council that is under police investigation?
Is this the Council that is under police investigation? Abertillery29
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12:11pm Fri 14 Mar 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Just - 'lol'
Just - 'lol' GardenVarietyMushroom
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12:36pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

Be sure your sins will find you out lol....
Be sure your sins will find you out lol.... Mervyn James
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2:17pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Realist UK says...

I'm sure that if Caerphilly was led by Plaid the WAG windbags would've been involved months ago to oversee them. Nevertheless, we may elect Councillors but the common denominator remains, senior executives doing what the hell they like.
I'm sure that if Caerphilly was led by Plaid the WAG windbags would've been involved months ago to oversee them. Nevertheless, we may elect Councillors but the common denominator remains, senior executives doing what the hell they like. Realist UK
  • Score: 8

4:54pm Fri 14 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

I'm having to over £900 council tax while on a minium wage, so council workers can enjoy a living wage. How can that be fair, Labour could have introduced a living wage for all when Gordon or Tony was in power.
I'm having to over £900 council tax while on a minium wage, so council workers can enjoy a living wage. How can that be fair, Labour could have introduced a living wage for all when Gordon or Tony was in power. pwlldu
  • Score: 3

4:56pm Fri 14 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

The controlling Labour group in Caerphilly council is sincerely trying to improve the lives of council staff BY MAKING THE PEOPLE WHO PAY THEIR COUNCIL TAX MORE POORER TO PAY FOR THE LIVING WAGE.
The controlling Labour group in Caerphilly council is sincerely trying to improve the lives of council staff BY MAKING THE PEOPLE WHO PAY THEIR COUNCIL TAX MORE POORER TO PAY FOR THE LIVING WAGE. pwlldu
  • Score: 4

7:03pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

pwlldu wrote:
I'm having to over £900 council tax while on a minium wage, so council workers can enjoy a living wage. How can that be fair, Labour could have introduced a living wage for all when Gordon or Tony was in power.
Surely the fault is with your EMPLOYER, not the council ? If your employer is unwilling to pay you a living wage then take them to task... Employers are at fault, no government whether in Cardiff or London can force employers to pay higher wages or even reasonable ones. As soon as a law is passed employers close up, and go where governments are not so fussy, its called a global market (Or global sweat shop I prefer it called). If an employer can pay peanuts he or she will.... they feel they have the work and there are plenty prepared to take less... The solution is a global agreement, not a Cardiff one !
[quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: I'm having to over £900 council tax while on a minium wage, so council workers can enjoy a living wage. How can that be fair, Labour could have introduced a living wage for all when Gordon or Tony was in power.[/p][/quote]Surely the fault is with your EMPLOYER, not the council ? If your employer is unwilling to pay you a living wage then take them to task... Employers are at fault, no government whether in Cardiff or London can force employers to pay higher wages or even reasonable ones. As soon as a law is passed employers close up, and go where governments are not so fussy, its called a global market (Or global sweat shop I prefer it called). If an employer can pay peanuts he or she will.... they feel they have the work and there are plenty prepared to take less... The solution is a global agreement, not a Cardiff one ! Mervyn James
  • Score: -3

10:02pm Sat 15 Mar 14

pwlldu says...

Blackwood by-election has been called for Thursday, 24 April. it the fault of the Lonodon government which was Labour at the time to make the living wage law, as they did with the minimum wage.
Blackwood by-election has been called for Thursday, 24 April. it the fault of the Lonodon government which was Labour at the time to make the living wage law, as they did with the minimum wage. pwlldu
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