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Civil Servants and Tynwald members given 20 pence extra an hour

Thu, 11 Oct 2012


It has been revealed today that Civil Servants and Tynwald Members have been awarded a pay rise equating to 20 pence extra an hour.

It’s a fixed increase across the board expected to cost government roughly £840,000 per year.

It’s sure to be a controversial move given the amount of scaling back and austerity measures affecting all departments and services.

The increase has been backdated to the start of April and works out at an additional 1.08% on average.

MHK Alf Cannan is the Chairman of both the Civil Service Commission and the Whitley Council; he has defended the move.

He said if government continue down the road of stripping back the civil servants and ‘whipping them to the bone’ the Isle of Man runs the risk of slipping into a ‘full blown recession’.

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  • Chairman of Whitley Council and Civil Service Commission, Alf Cannan MHK

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