Explain savings

Explain savings

Explain savings

First published in Letters by

LIKE many people, along with my colleagues on the city council, I was astounded to read the report on the recently appointed interim director for city and environmental services.

The final paragraph of the item was very interesting in that a spokesman for the Labour Group stated the £700 per four-day week would cost less than the permanent post that was replaced.

Now I readily admit that maths was not my best or favourite subject at school, but I can’t for the life of me work out where the savings are. Please will the spokesman explain?

I suspect the long-suffering residents of York are yet again being treated to something akin to the Emperor’s new clothes.

John C Galvin, Conservative councillor, Bishopthorpe ward, City of York Council.

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4:13pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Jonothon says...

A spokesman for the Tories launching an attack on inflated salaries. He'll be launching an attack on privilege next, then the million pound bankers bonus, City of London stratospheric salaries, public schools etc. Or more likely, not, because he's not really against privilege and huge wage differentials unless it can be used against Labour
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A spokesman for the Tories launching an attack on inflated salaries. He'll be launching an attack on privilege next, then the million pound bankers bonus, City of London stratospheric salaries, public schools etc. Or more likely, not, because he's not really against privilege and huge wage differentials unless it can be used against Labour Stroll on Jonothon
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4:37pm Fri 20 Jun 14

mel_drew says...

"£700 per four day week" would indeed cost less than the permanent post that was replaced. If you intended to mean "£700 per day for a four day week", why not say so?
"£700 per four day week" would indeed cost less than the permanent post that was replaced. If you intended to mean "£700 per day for a four day week", why not say so? mel_drew
  • Score: 6

4:14pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Y.I.P. says...

Jonothon wrote:
A spokesman for the Tories launching an attack on inflated salaries. He'll be launching an attack on privilege next, then the million pound bankers bonus, City of London stratospheric salaries, public schools etc. Or more likely, not, because he's not really against privilege and huge wage differentials unless it can be used against Labour
Stroll on
Don't be such a t@t John Galvin is making a valid point.
[quote][p][bold]Jonothon[/bold] wrote: A spokesman for the Tories launching an attack on inflated salaries. He'll be launching an attack on privilege next, then the million pound bankers bonus, City of London stratospheric salaries, public schools etc. Or more likely, not, because he's not really against privilege and huge wage differentials unless it can be used against Labour Stroll on[/p][/quote]Don't be such a t@t John Galvin is making a valid point. Y.I.P.
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