Cut Executive pay

Executive pay should be cut. 32 employees are paid more than £100,000 a year - cut this pay substantially and work with other authorities in the Greater Glasgow area to work towards doing away with some of these posts. 


Why the contribution is important

This idea's important because it would save a lot of money, encourage GCC to work with other authorities, and for once this would target those at the top, rather than the rank and file. 

by karyn on January 22, 2016 at 12:35PM

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  • Posted by dexterandgeorgie January 22, 2016 at 14:51

    And get rid of massive redundancy packages for executives too.
  • Posted by Neil January 25, 2016 at 10:12

    Most council employees earn less than £21,000 pa and yet there is a sizable upper management tier who earn well in excess of MSPs and MPS, not to mention those who earn £100,000 plus. Cut their pay AND their numbers. And no golden goodbyes either.
  • Posted by Charlene January 25, 2016 at 10:19

    Not only do the executives numbers and their wages need to be cut, but there are a lot of Senior Management staff within the council who need to reduce in their numbers also. There are executives roles and senior positions within the Council and it is not clear what they do or the value they add to any of the council services. However it seems that front line staff bear and council services then suffer for when funding is cut. The organisation is too top heavy and reducing numbers at those at the very top will save lots of jobs at the front line.
  • Posted by EilidhG January 25, 2016 at 11:00

    My thoughts exactly. It's always the front line staff and those on the lower pays who suffer the most when change happens in the Council. Time to target the Execs and those whose salaries, quite frankly, need cut. There are far too many Execs and Senior Managers whose job roles are not clear and who do not justify earning as much as they do.
    Time to streamline management and get rid of unnecessary roles. However, given that these changes will be brought in by Senior Management, I doubt they'd welcome this idea.
  • Posted by Jmunro73 January 25, 2016 at 13:31

    I agree that a lot of executives and for some(not all senior management) are recieving pay and benefits that exceeds what would be deemed acceptable for a tax payer position. First of all certain benefits like company credit cards need cut senior executive and Board members need to have a basic salary with the rest made up as performance related pay regulated by an independent body. The pay should also extend to Non executive Board members.
  • Posted by Susan January 25, 2016 at 21:41

    I agree with all of the above comments.Too many, not only executives, but management as a whole, earning quite considerable salaries for not a lot of input.There are far too many people in management and even senior roles whose input would not be missed should the role be removed.A good example is the number of service managers,managers and seniors within social services is rediculous and the new residential elderly/ childcare units a perfect example of service manager,two managers and numerous seniors to run a 100 bedded unit when probably one manager, a depute manager, scw's role mainly medication and paperwork, sca's working directly with residents as in all privately run homes.This top heavy management system is rife throughout all local authorities.
  • Posted by butchcassidy January 26, 2016 at 09:31

    The council has reportedly given voluntary redundancy to thousands of staff over the last few years.

    It follows then that the top executives and senior managers have less responsibility, so why weren't they given a pay cut?
  • Posted by Claire1940 January 28, 2016 at 11:43

    I think all upper salaries should be reviewed and a percentage axed above a certain grade. If the staff are potentially having their terms and conditions changed which will mean a change to their work life balance then really it is only fair that the further up the tree you are the more changes you should take on!
  • Posted by Frugal7 February 03, 2016 at 13:36

    The executives are raking in huge salaries and can look forward to well-above average pensions. And if they should lose their jobs ahead of retirement, a generous golden goodbye payment.
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