Welsh Assembly Members pay rise is out of touch with public opinion

We've been quoted in the South West Argus today on the potential 18% pay increase for Welsh Assembly Members.

Our Chief Executive Jonathan Isaby said:

"It can't be one rule for most of the public sector and another for Assembly Members.

We are trying to find necessary savings across government through serious restraint on salaries, so clearly now is not the time for a pay rise of this extraordinary size.

The Remuneration Board has shown itself to be totally out of touch with public opinion and they need to reconsider their decision as soon as possible."

You can read the full article here

Update: Our Wales Co-ordinator Lee Canning has a great round up of the issue on our blog

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