Low-paid public sector workers to get £250 pay rise
25/11/2020 | news | business | 1,263
Pay will be frozen for at least 1.3 million public sector staff, but low-paid and NHS workers will get raises.
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25/11/2020 16:06:37 109 59
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Why are 2.1m public sector workers being paid less than the median wage in the first place?
Maybe because they chose to leave school at 16 with no qualifications and so aren't qualified for any decent jobs. People need to learn to live with their choices. Removed
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25/11/2020 16:34:24 28 10
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And you know that most public sector workers have no qualifications how?

Or are you just trying to make yourself feel superior...
What a disgraceful, arrogant thing to say. I hope you don't end up in a care home with one of these hard working, decent people having to wipe your backside. Removed
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25/11/2020 16:40:34 2 3
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Adult education tutors get paid less that that. The ones teaching to GCSE and A level have the same qualifications as secondary school teachers.
Maybe because they chose to leave school at 16 with no qualifications and so aren't qualified for any decent jobs. People need to learn to live with their choices. Removed
What a disgraceful, arrogant thing to say. I hope you don't end up in a care home with one of these hard working, decent people having to wipe your backside. Removed
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25/11/2020 16:29:03 12 6
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Remember private companies pay salaries (and the taxes) that make it possible to pay for public sector jobs. (tax collectors and the jobs at the council etc)
Essential services are important but admin/mgmt staff over £30K should be paid the same as those who are on furlow.
Why do we, that work in the private sector have to take the hit while publiic sector jobs are safe?
It is completely unfair
Oh do public sector not pay tax then? Idiot.
Public sector ‘take the hit’ every day of their careers being paid around 20% less than comparable private sector jobs.
Try educating yourself before you comment
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25/11/2020 16:23:59 24 43
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"The basic annual salary of a Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons is £81,932, as of April 2020"

Great explanation as to why we don't have a parliament filled with doctors, top lawyers, scientists, and industry leaders.

Instead we have people with old money who don't need 80k, race baiters, Mhairi Black (was in 2nd year of uni when she got elected ((SNP).

Pay more, get better.
+ vast expenses that can add on a potential 20k+ a year...Why oh why do folk always forget these parasites expenses? They also have at least top consultancy jobs too that earn a vast sum, do not paint them as hardworking honest earners...makes you look a tad foolish Removed
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25/11/2020 16:31:15 5 1
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Been approached today for three teaching jobs.

Have told them £50,000 minimum, to cover the unpaid overtime and work during unpaid holidays.

If it's such a cushy number, academies are desperate. Get signed up!
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Some people have said all public sector staff should get a pay increase because they will boost the economy by spending the extra money in the shops. Using this logic MPs pay should be doubled to increase spending on alcohol and prostitutes! Covid 19 is going to make us worse off, anyone you doesn't understand this hasn't being paying attention. Removed
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25/11/2020 16:40:19 26 31
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How dare you moan about the hard working Public Sector people!
If you can’t afford to live, then get a job! Get a qualification that allows you more pay!
Nhs workers who have worked solidly throughout this and saved thousands of lives deserve a payrise! Not some self employed person crying because his business isn’t Able to cope!
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25/11/2020 16:09:47 28 21
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I was deemed a "low-paid" public sector worker until a few months ago.
I worked in a library, I was paid nearly 22k a year at the top of the scale. About 75% of the job pre-lockdown was sitting behind a desk surfing the Internet. Hardly low paid if you ask me.
I left because I was bored out of my head.
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25/11/2020 16:14:30 197 38
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The public sector should have got Dido Harding to ask for the raise on their behalf as the government are happy to throw billions her way for anything whether it works or not!!!
A corrupt and quite evil woman who makes Himmler look like a soft hearted teddy bear. Removed
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25/11/2020 17:50:56 3 12
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Good plan by Sunak as most public sector workers are overpaid for what they do anyway (my wife included, by the way). Perhaps the unions should stop their traditional money-grab and count their members lucky they have a job and get paid very well for it.
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25/11/2020 17:50:56 3 12
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Good plan by Sunak as most public sector workers are overpaid for what they do anyway (my wife included, by the way). Perhaps the unions should stop their traditional money-grab and count their members lucky they have a job and get paid very well for it.
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25/11/2020 17:23:47 11 3
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Median means average. So some will be paid less than average eg hospital porter and some will be paid more eg brain surgeon! Whatever the pay is there will still be an average. Pretty basic really.
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25/11/2020 16:07:36 135 97
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I've been doing 50 hour weeks since March. Meanwhile the private sector have been sat in the garden sipping prosecco and taking home more than me?

The poor darlings want sympathy?
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25/11/2020 19:06:04 7 13
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Funny how the NHS is here to look after the nations health yet they shut themselves down and cancelled everything yet still moaned about ppe and wages, they got free coffee, preferential times at supermarkets and the backing of the nation at 8pm, the NHS is probably the safest place to be so yes they should be in it with the rest of us and have a pay freeze.
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lets not forget public sector workers we vote for eg mps wont ever see a slow down in their greed what are they getting next year RPI x2 not even CPI the greedy scumbags time the morons who voted for this shambles were made to pay followed by the scumbag tory mps (which includes LIEbour as they are tory in all but name) but dont vote LIEberal they will sell you out in a heartbeat Removed
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25/11/2020 19:18:19 0 1
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Ha ha like your joke
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25/11/2020 17:49:51 4 12
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Indeed you should - but to the private sector tax paying schmucks who are funding it. And your gold plated pensions.
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Do you know I would love to see all these MP's live on N.M.Wage, without all the perks they get ! they all pee in the same pot , Guy Fawkes had the right idea!, they are all over paid scum.. Removed
So after all the rubbish people have said on here tonight, my daughter has risk her life and her children of 4 & 7 for £5 a week to save the NHS what have you all been doing this year? Oh yes clapping your hands once a week to look good. How brave of you, deserve to get covid. Removed
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25/11/2020 20:12:32 3 3
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The NHS exists to provide healthcare yet NHS workers seem to resent being asked to do so and indeed expect increased rewards for working.

I don't see police officers getting increased pay when demonstrations take place or firefighters getting paid more on bonfire night.
25/11/2020 20:20:32 1 0
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I've been working hard all year and go no pay rise and still have to live every day in fear of losing my job. I'm not afraid of any virus, I'm not afraid of death I'm very scared of losing my livelihood. Your daughter is not better than me just because of the job she happens to have.
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25/11/2020 16:40:19 26 31
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How dare you moan about the hard working Public Sector people!
If you can’t afford to live, then get a job! Get a qualification that allows you more pay!
Nhs workers who have worked solidly throughout this and saved thousands of lives deserve a payrise! Not some self employed person crying because his business isn’t Able to cope!
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25/11/2020 18:24:41 4 4
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Competent self employed people are not struggling. Perhaps you need to get a bit more creative. Fed up with the private sector thinking the world owes them a living.
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25/11/2020 21:35:15 2 1
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If you want to understand real child poverty, go and visit a child refugee camp in the war torn Middle East.
... with a government bombing those very same people's homes, whilst cutting foreign aid, and kicking up a fuss because they want to come to Europe for a better life?

Your post is either hypocrisy or stupidity.

You choose.
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