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Brighton and Hove public sector workers in protest over pay changes

The Argus: Brighton and Hove City Council workers protesting outside Hove Town Hall Brighton and Hove City Council workers protesting outside Hove Town Hall

Public sector workers picked up their placards in protest against planned pay changes.

Brighton and Hove City Council wants to overhaul the special allowances paid to three-quarters of its 8,000-strong workforce.

Local authority bosses claim the current system of extra payments, which affects 6,000 staff, is “no longer fit for purpose” and needs to be modernised.

They denied it was intended to reduce the overall pay bill, of which £3 million is made up of allowances.

But union representatives blasted the reform, claiming it was intended to slash costs at a time of Government cuts.

The protest took place before a key Town Hall meeting last night (January 25) where councillors handed over the negotiations to senior staff in a behind closed doors session.

A message sent around by union representatives yesterday before the protest said: “Allowances and expenses are not benefits or perks but basic refund of expenses we have incurred in order to carry out our duties of work for the council to service the population of Brighton and Hove. We have tried to ‘play the game’ and do our part.

We have consulted and negotiated and do our share. But we cannot keep letting them kick us while we’re down.”

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5:04pm Fri 25 Jan 13

sasquatch2202 says...

I wonder how many of these people know that this soon to be gone council is spending £1000 a day on helping Irish travellers holiday in OUR city whilst contributing absolutely nothing back apart from harassing local business people and shop owners. Bye bye kitkat once you've finished ruining OUR city and services why don't you f*** off back to where you came from.
I wonder how many of these people know that this soon to be gone council is spending £1000 a day on helping Irish travellers holiday in OUR city whilst contributing absolutely nothing back apart from harassing local business people and shop owners. Bye bye kitkat once you've finished ruining OUR city and services why don't you f*** off back to where you came from. sasquatch2202
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5:53pm Fri 25 Jan 13

nocando says...

Instead of taking time off, presumably at the public's expense, to wave placards about in a feeble attempt to conjure up sympathy, wouldn't they be better off grafting their backsides off like the rest of us in order to make themselves indispensable and consequently worth every penny they're crying about losing.
An awful lot of taxpayers money gets spent on people who don't seem to want to do very much.
No sympathy here I'm afraid.
Instead of taking time off, presumably at the public's expense, to wave placards about in a feeble attempt to conjure up sympathy, wouldn't they be better off grafting their backsides off like the rest of us in order to make themselves indispensable and consequently worth every penny they're crying about losing. An awful lot of taxpayers money gets spent on people who don't seem to want to do very much. No sympathy here I'm afraid. nocando
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8:01pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Andy R says...

nocando wrote:
Instead of taking time off, presumably at the public's expense, to wave placards about in a feeble attempt to conjure up sympathy, wouldn't they be better off grafting their backsides off like the rest of us in order to make themselves indispensable and consequently worth every penny they're crying about losing. An awful lot of taxpayers money gets spent on people who don't seem to want to do very much. No sympathy here I'm afraid.
Tug on that forelock much longer and you'll trip over it....

The right to time off was fought for and won by unions.

You're welcome.....
[quote][p][bold]nocando[/bold] wrote: Instead of taking time off, presumably at the public's expense, to wave placards about in a feeble attempt to conjure up sympathy, wouldn't they be better off grafting their backsides off like the rest of us in order to make themselves indispensable and consequently worth every penny they're crying about losing. An awful lot of taxpayers money gets spent on people who don't seem to want to do very much. No sympathy here I'm afraid.[/p][/quote]Tug on that forelock much longer and you'll trip over it.... The right to time off was fought for and won by unions. You're welcome..... Andy R
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8:56pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Any resident who has experienced cuts to front line services and who is opposed to the wanton waste of public money on sheep, ripping out cycle lanes to paint new ones, re naming of car parks etc should join this protest.
The Greens are pushing out the poor, the elderly and the vulnerable to create an elitist playground for their white, middle class, London friends with their Stepford wives making home made soup while their Hunter welly wearing husbands write Eco blogs.
Any resident who has experienced cuts to front line services and who is opposed to the wanton waste of public money on sheep, ripping out cycle lanes to paint new ones, re naming of car parks etc should join this protest. The Greens are pushing out the poor, the elderly and the vulnerable to create an elitist playground for their white, middle class, London friends with their Stepford wives making home made soup while their Hunter welly wearing husbands write Eco blogs. Maxwell's Ghost
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11:19pm Fri 25 Jan 13

sasquatch2202 says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Any resident who has experienced cuts to front line services and who is opposed to the wanton waste of public money on sheep, ripping out cycle lanes to paint new ones, re naming of car parks etc should join this protest.
The Greens are pushing out the poor, the elderly and the vulnerable to create an elitist playground for their white, middle class, London friends with their Stepford wives making home made soup while their Hunter welly wearing husbands write Eco blogs.
I totally agree Maxwells,as do the other 99% of residents suffering under these nutters!
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Any resident who has experienced cuts to front line services and who is opposed to the wanton waste of public money on sheep, ripping out cycle lanes to paint new ones, re naming of car parks etc should join this protest. The Greens are pushing out the poor, the elderly and the vulnerable to create an elitist playground for their white, middle class, London friends with their Stepford wives making home made soup while their Hunter welly wearing husbands write Eco blogs.[/p][/quote]I totally agree Maxwells,as do the other 99% of residents suffering under these nutters! sasquatch2202
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11:24pm Fri 25 Jan 13

sasquatch2202 says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Any resident who has experienced cuts to front line services and who is opposed to the wanton waste of public money on sheep, ripping out cycle lanes to paint new ones, re naming of car parks etc should join this protest.
The Greens are pushing out the poor, the elderly and the vulnerable to create an elitist playground for their white, middle class, London friends with their Stepford wives making home made soup while their Hunter welly wearing husbands write Eco blogs.
I totally agree Maxwells,as do the other 99% of residents suffering under these nutters!
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Any resident who has experienced cuts to front line services and who is opposed to the wanton waste of public money on sheep, ripping out cycle lanes to paint new ones, re naming of car parks etc should join this protest. The Greens are pushing out the poor, the elderly and the vulnerable to create an elitist playground for their white, middle class, London friends with their Stepford wives making home made soup while their Hunter welly wearing husbands write Eco blogs.[/p][/quote]I totally agree Maxwells,as do the other 99% of residents suffering under these nutters! sasquatch2202
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12:03pm Sat 26 Jan 13

upsidedowntuctuc says...

Totally agree unless you want to peddle around anywhere and any how you want be it pavement road someones garden and wave 'Save the Wales' flags or Save the Dog's on Ropes waving paraffin soaked torches about you are not on this lots radar
I am off to an Army Surplus sale and buying an old truck that I can park in the Steine and smoke old wood and dodgy tobacco while helping Spanish protesting about Madrid's cuts (Is this an exchange thing? ) mmm Maybe not so bad ...
Viva La Davey Republic! Raise flag with crossed mung shoots and cycle clips....
Totally agree unless you want to peddle around anywhere and any how you want be it pavement road someones garden and wave 'Save the Wales' flags or Save the Dog's on Ropes waving paraffin soaked torches about you are not on this lots radar I am off to an Army Surplus sale and buying an old truck that I can park in the Steine and smoke old wood and dodgy tobacco while helping Spanish protesting about Madrid's cuts (Is this an exchange thing? ) mmm Maybe not so bad ... Viva La Davey Republic! Raise flag with crossed mung shoots and cycle clips.... upsidedowntuctuc
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