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MPs turned down the pay rise increase. November 20, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — alsys @ 8:04 pm

Good on them. As the Premier says, it would have been inappropriate right now.


10 Responses to “MPs turned down the pay rise increase.”

  1. Mike Says:

    Yup – have to agree with you! Common sense prevailed.

  2. Ken Says:

    Please realize that the MPs didnt propose the pay hike either as many people seem to be confused.
    The hike was proposed by an independent board. It was then up to MPs to accept or decline. I am glad they declined, but i think it should be noted that they were not lobbying for, nor asking for this proposed increase.

  3. 32n64w Says:

    “The hike was proposed by an independent board”

    .. following consultation with three Senators (one from the PLP, one from the UBP and the third an Independent) the Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Clerk to the Legislature and the Premier.

    Not so independent ….

  4. Ken Says:

    My point if i need to be so blatant is that it wasnt a PLP government inspired hike…

  5. 32n64w Says:

    Nor was it entirely independent if they’re taking advice from MP’s and senators.

  6. Ken Says:

    advice from, and input from are 2 different things.
    I recall my job doing salary banding and certain people from different departments were asked for input, but not advice as to what the resolution should be.

  7. 32n64w Says:

    When the Saturday Group meet in secret to discuss health care issues in Bermuda the outcome of those meetings and suggestions are directed to the BHB just for the sake of providing “input”?

    When government’s own professional quantity surveyors make recommendations on suitably qualified and capable contractors to build the new Berkeley School only to find certain PLP MP’s overriding those recommendation that’s just “input”?

    When the Premier presents the Governor with suggestions for various governmental appointments (to which he rarely disagrees) that’s just “input”?

    C’mon Ken, I don’t think so.

  8. Ken Says:

    ok u win…u r right…

  9. 32n64w Says:

    Unfortunately Ken, no one wins when you have a government lacking any desire to implement parliamentary reform, proper oversight, voters’ rights, PATI legislation, etc.

    Those in the PLP (and UBP) who want to reduce every issue down to a win/loose formula only serve to take our democratic progress one step back instead of two steps forward.

  10. Blankman Says:

    Now, if they’d just have the decency to pass legislation that says that any raise that the MP’s pass will not take effect until after the next election …

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