Croydon Council staff offered 1.25% pay rise while bosses earn £100k

Croydon council staff are mulling over whether to accept a 1.25% pay rise, after revelations that their bosses earn more than £100,000 a year – with one expecting an 11.5% pay increase.

Unions have until Friday (4 September) to consider the offer, which is non-negotiable, according to the Croydon Advertiser.

But Unison’s Croydon branch chairman James Young said members did not see the offer as a pay rise. “Members aren’t very pleased considering the recent Freedom of Information request [by the Advertiser] with regard to the pay for the heads of departments and the chief executive.

“If members accept a lower pay increase this year, members will be looking for a considerable rise next year.”

However, Young said unions were unlikely to push for industrial action, given the current economic climate.

The council’s cabinet member for finance, Sara Bashford, said: “We all want to get a big pay rise, but we’ve got to look at it in the context of the economy at the moment.”

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