No justification

York Press: . .

Maurice Vassie is determined to find some justification for super salaries in the public sector (Letters, November 25).

He now maintains they are so high because of “the performance and complex results that those senior executives are required to deliver” which he claims is somehow greater than the demands of the private sector. This is a nonsense born of prejudice against private business. It is almost impossible to be dismissed from a public sector job for failing to perform.

Here in York, both the local authority and health authority have got themselves into financial difficulties and face considerable dissatisfaction, not only from end users of their services, but also from the rank and file of their own employees. They do not need more pay. They need replacing.

Matthew Laverack, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York.

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1:21pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Buzzz Light-year says...

The Peter Principle applies.
The Peter Principle applies. Buzzz Light-year

2:53pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Jonthan says...

I wonder what Rocking Horse will have to say about this. He's always arguing the toss with Matthew Laverack
I wonder what Rocking Horse will have to say about this. He's always arguing the toss with Matthew Laverack Jonthan

5:00pm Thu 5 Dec 13

TheTruthHurts says...

I agree with this letter. It seems that if you are unqualified, workshy, have a chequered employment history as long as you have enough front you can just join the gravy train of a local council.

Lets be honest would someone like say James Alexander get a comparable position (including salary and perks) in the private industry? Not on your nelly!
I agree with this letter. It seems that if you are unqualified, workshy, have a chequered employment history as long as you have enough front you can just join the gravy train of a local council. Lets be honest would someone like say James Alexander get a comparable position (including salary and perks) in the private industry? Not on your nelly! TheTruthHurts

5:19pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Tug job says...

Oh dear, here we go again. Senior public sector salaries are agreed by the Government and are designed to be competitive with the private sector. If people are unhappy about this they should lobby their MP. If the MP is unwilling to represent the constituent's views, the constituent has recourse to voting them out of office. It really is that simple.
Oh dear, here we go again. Senior public sector salaries are agreed by the Government and are designed to be competitive with the private sector. If people are unhappy about this they should lobby their MP. If the MP is unwilling to represent the constituent's views, the constituent has recourse to voting them out of office. It really is that simple. Tug job

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