What a relief for us all.
Isn’t it lucky that Bristol City Council employed a new Chief Executive and gave them an inflation busting 30% pay rise just last year?
It’s even luckier that this Chief Exec then spent the last year dishing out similar inflation busting pay rises to her ‘strategic leadership’ team who were already earning six figure salaries.
And we can only cheer and praise the lord that they’ve handed similar pay rises to the next tier of officers down.
Plus what a joy it is that our “frugal”, “no frills” Chief Exec also spent £122,000 on her personal office space so she can pretend she’s working in the West Wing.
And all this before they all noticed they had a £30m ‘black hole’ in the finances and need to save £20m a year through staff cuts.
This means about 800 plus lower paid staff (about 5% of the workforce) will have to be made redundant over the next three years then.
It’s an especially nice touch that the council’s £140k a year Deputy Chief Exec – that copper from Sheffield who doesn’t know where Easton is – thought it’d be a good idea to announce these staff cuts from the front page of the Evening Cancer on Thursday without bothering to tell his staff or trade unions first.
What a nice chap. Isn’t the greedy bastard due a pay rise?