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Cap public servant salaries

Cap public servant salaries

Public servant salaries have reached disproportionate astronomical unrealistic levels. A legislated ceiling based on average NZ income or similar needs implementation. Read http://www.noted.co.nz/currently/social-issues/a-year-of-living-shamefully-new-zealands-dirty-secrets/#.WDjI4__CFFs.facebook & http://i.stuff.co.nz/business/74438020/revealed-the-highest-paid-public-servants

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    • Gene Dalefield
      tagged this with important 2016-11-30 16:12:10 +1300
    • Nathan Rattray
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-29 12:04:43 +1300
    • Rohan Light
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-28 16:55:12 +1300
    • Alan Dawn
      commented 2016-11-27 19:41:40 +1300
      This may be the basis of the inequality angst, but its not a solution to simply legislate. The argument is that Public Service salaries need to be competitive with corporate salaries to get the best people to do the job; and it’s a global market in the corporate world that we also need to compete in. Sufficient reward for skills is a necessary incentive to get anyone to take on the stress at a management level, but who’s to say a management salary is valued at 10 or more times that of a tradesman? The issue needs some solid research and discussion.
    • Alan Dawn
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-27 19:41:39 +1300
    • duncan cairncross
      commented 2016-11-27 15:57:08 +1300
      This is part of the current disease – we are willing to pay “management” an absolute ton but the people who actually do the work get damn all
      Yes limit the pay of the idiots at the top – but we do need to increase the pay of the engineers and inspectors
    • duncan cairncross
      tagged this with important 2016-11-27 15:57:08 +1300
    • Tim O'Donnell
      commented 2016-11-27 15:29:04 +1300
      I agree that the increase to public servants shouldn’t be more than the average wage increase but from what I’ve seen & heard it’s usually less than what is on offer in the private sector for similar jobs
    • Tim O'Donnell
      tagged this with low priority 2016-11-27 15:29:04 +1300
    • Mark Alford
      tagged this with important 2016-11-27 09:44:13 +1300
    • Jerry Cerveny
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-27 08:35:28 +1300