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Head of negotiating body disgusted at civil service pay rise

The head of an Island negotiating body says she’s ‘disgusted’ politicians and civil servants will receive a two per cent pay rise – just a few months after public sector manual workers agreed to a 12-month pay freeze.

The move – which also includes a point five per cent hike backdated to last April - will cost government in the region of £2 million, all from within existing department budgets.

After white collar workers signed up to a freeze, Debbie Halsall, secretary of the Whitley Council employees side, says the increase beggars belief

 

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