PUBLIC SECTOR PAY
Tory leader pledges to link earnings of public sector chiefs to those of lowest paid
A Conservative government would establish a “fair pay review” to ensure that no senior manager in the public sector can earn more than 20 times the lowest-paid person in their organisation, David Cameron announces today in the Guardian newspaper.
In his article, the Tory leader writes: "We are already committed to pay transparency and accountability, but I think it is time to go further. The government plays an important role in helping to shape society, so if we win the election we will set up a fair pay review to investigate pay inequality in the public sector."
He adds: "Some of our most successful private sector companies operate a pay multiple, meaning that the highest paid person doesn't earn more than a certain multiple of the lowest paid. We will ask the review to consider how to introduce a pay multiple so that no public sector worker can earn over 20 times more than the lowest paid person in their organisation. There are many complex questions that the review will need to address, but I am confident it will not only help tackle unfair pay policies, it will improve cohesion and morale in the public sector too."
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Title: "Labour are now the reactionaries, we the radicals", David Cameron, guardian.co.uk, Thursday 8 April 2010.
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