WE WROTE: COUNCIL executive Richard Fryer (pictured) walked away
with a pounds 93,000 pay-off in the largest single redundancy settlement
since local authorities began cutting costs last year, YOU SAID: pounds
93.000 after only two years! Redundancy is normally worked out at
one-and-a-half weeks for every year worked. Bubba One rule for those at
the top and one for the rest of us? Terry1965 How can service with
another authority count towards redundancy costs? Daveyp Before
comparing the redundancy payment to statutory redundancy should we not
take into account what the employee would have been entitled to under
the terms of their contract of employment? The guy could have been on a
rolling three or five-year contract, in which case he could have been
entitled to considerably more than the pounds 93,000 he was paid.
BigSteve This would be no different in the private sector - the top
earners leave with the bigger pay out. I know as I own my own company
and if I got rid of some of my execs I would have to pay them a nice
package. But they are earning every penny at the moment and my company
would fail without them.
Wazza1 Well, as the Government tell us, we are all in this together
(which actually means only those working and paying taxes - except the
bosses and bankers whose pay has risen by 36% in the last year).
Bassdruid Check out the salaries of the local authority "top
jobs" on the website, they are startling. I wonder if the
redundancy consultations proposed reducing these salaries in order to
avoid redundancies in lower paid jobs? Chrissy1 I did 30 years in
demolition - with different companies, but they all did demolition work
- so I should get some backdated redundancy. Oh well, I will dream on.
After all, I am just an ordinary guy in the street. Jasper