SBD wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:17 pm
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Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Rob Lucas now wants to stop public servants getting a $31 pay rise..to save a whopping $600,000.
Imagine if they cut their own salaries to pre 2015 levels. They'd save a lot more then $600,000. Wonder if he thinks he deserves the pay rise he got, or if politicians should take a pay cut to save money?...
But I won't say too much more, because my legion of fans here will argue Im wrong.
Is that per year, week or day? $600,000/$31 is not quite 20% of the size of the public service, so do you mean a $31/week payrise for every SA public servant would cost the employer $600,000 per weekday?
$600,000 per year.
https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/sou ... 3fac5cef23
Public servants face being stripped of an expected $31 a year pay increase as the State Government urges a court to overturn the modest pay bump and help make Budget savings.
Treasurer Rob Lucas is appealing to the Supreme Court and seeking it to strike down an increase in leave loading for thousands of public servants, including nurses and departmental officers.
He says the rise would cost taxpayers an extra $600,000 per year and can’t be justified as the Government scrambles to fill a Budget hole caused by a GST crash.
The Government is appealing the judgment on grounds that the rise should be held to just 2 per cent, in line with other public sector benefits, and not pegged to a recent decision that lifted national minimum wages by 3.5 per cent.
It comes as the Government also enters broader pay talks with police, teachers and other frontline staff with warnings that tight financial times demand wage restraint.
This from the people who take pay rises from $30,000 on the lower end for back benchers to $60,000 for the premier without blinking or thinking about the states finances.
You work that out, we have 69 politicians who each took a minimum $30,000 pay rise a few years ago. Lucas wants to save $600,000 a year by preventing public servants from receiving an extra $31 a YEAR in leave entitlements. The pay rise the politicians got a few years ago is costing the tax payer over $2 million extra a year.
Has the cost of living gone up by that much that they actually need that money on top of the already huge six figure salaries they receive?