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Glasgow Calls for Pan-Public Sector Pay Freeze

Magazine article Public Finance

Glasgow Calls for Pan-Public Sector Pay Freeze

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The finance leader of Scotland's biggest council has called for a pay freeze across the public sector to meet tightening spending targets and avoid widespread job cuts.

Gordon Matheson, city treasurer of Glasgow City Council, told the Scottish Parliament finance committee on May 12 that his council was considering a pay freeze as it faced funding cuts of up to £99m to meet a potential cash standstill by 2010/11.

He warned: 'We simply cannot meet through service reform and efficiencies those kind of targets in 201 1 and I suggest that a pay freeze is an essential contribution towards that.

In a submission to the committee, the city council said £99m was equivalent to the cost of employing about 4,000 staff.

Labour MSP David Whitton told Matheson: 'Yours is the council that also came along and said "let's have a £7 an hour minimum wage payment". …

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