States head for a pay rise
Thursday 17th January 2013, 2:50PM GMT.
STATES Members yesterday paved the way for their pay rise to go ahead despite hundreds of Islanders facing an uncertain employment future and tough economic times.
In a repeat of events in 2010 when a similar proposal for a pay freeze the following year was blocked, the States yesterday voted 31-16 not to lift the rules that stop Members discussing matters in which they have a financial interest.
As a result, St Saviour Constable Sadie Rennard’s proposition that Members should not receive a £818 pay rise as proposed by the independent panel that sets their pay, could not be considered.
Instead, the pay rise – which equates to 1.8 per cent – automatically comes into effect.