Job Well Done? Councillors Set To Pocket Pay Rise
JOB WELL DONE? COUNCILLORS SET TO POCKET PAY RISE
FRIDAY 31 JULY 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Responding to the report that Auckland’s Councillors and Mayor Len Brown look set for a 2.3 per cent pay increase, just days after voting to increase the average rates burden by 9.9 per cent, Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson, Carmel Claridge, says:
“This is an insult to Aucklanders who are suffering under a completely unjustifiable rates burden. At a time when Aucklanders are having to go without in order to meet this increase, the Remuneration Authority seem to want to congratulate councillors on a job well done.”
“In what other organisation would you give a pay rise to bosses who have blown out the budget and left the public picking up the pieces?”
"With his shattered promise to keep rates rises to 2.5%, Len Brown should turn down this pay rise."