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Pay rise for MEA staff defended

The Manx Electricity Authority has given its staff a pay rise.

The rise is 1.5 per cent.

Although a cross-government pay freeze is in force, pay rises are permitted if the money is found within department's existing budgets.

It follows a negotiated rise for postal staff, after a management row with their union, the CWU.

MEA deputy chairman, Eddie Lowey, has defended the decision.

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