Counting the cost of Brown's Britain (reprise)

40% – pay rise awarded to Bristol City Council’s new Chief Exec, Jan Ormondroyd, for the year 2008-09 – before she had even done any work for Bristol. Ormondroyd’s pay packet is in the region of £180k a year or £92 an hour

3.5% – pay rise refused to Bristol’s bin men, employed by the council’s subcontractor SITA, for the year 2008-09. Median salary for bin men is £12k a year or around £6 an hour.

Support Bristol’s bin men!!

Senior public sector management looters out of the Council House now!!

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7 Responses to Counting the cost of Brown's Britain (reprise)

  1. Ella says:

    We should dump all our rubbish/toxic waste/radioactive material outside/inside her office. What an original, cunning plan.

  2. thebristolblogger says:

    according to the council:

    Street cleansing is being prioritised to hot spot areas, particularly primary and secondary retail areas of high footfall.

    So dump yer rubbish outside a shop and it gets picked up.

  3. stuffit says:

    I have been trying to find out what profits SITA have been making but no joy – any ideas? Lots of aggro comments on evening post website as well :

  4. paul smith says:

    Part of the problem with here is the obsession with percentages to describe pay claims. Percentage based increases maintain differentials. Low paid workers should give emphasis to the actually cash increase they are asking for – which is usually modest.

    I do remember a chant from the 1980s

    “5% of nothing is nothing we want 10%”

  5. Steve Feeney says:

    I have just sent off an e-mail to Ormondroyd about this. Do you think I will get a reply?

  6. The Bristol Blogger says:

    Well, at her first public appearance at Voscur in the autumn she told them she was going to be accountable.

    Seems she hasn’t got around to telling us how.

  7. JB says:

    that £12k a year figure is way off for Bristol sita! they actually get

    Driver/Crew Leader – refuse: £23,880
    Loader – refuse: £17,960

    Driver/Crew Leader – street cleansing: £18,290
    Operative – street cleansing: £15,400

    On top of the basic, most will earn some overtime and winter/bad weather working allowances.

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