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Thread #110676 Message #2324750
Posted By: The Sandman
24-Apr-08 - 06:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: Teachers on strike UK
Subject: RE: BS: Teachers on strike UK
what qualifications do politicians have,why do they get paid more than teachers?
politicians also have the oppurtunity,to earn extra income,as consultants.the problem with this is when the consultancy interests clash with who they are supposed to represent their constituents.
Ithink teachers deserve to be paid the same as members of parliament.
Well-placed sources say that a report submitted to Downing Street by the Senior Salaries Review Body says MPs' pay should go up from its present £60,675 to about £66,500 over three years - nearly 10 per cent.
It involves a 2.8 per cent hike in April followed by index-linked rises in the next two years, in addition to an annual £800 "top-up".
As well as their salary, MPs receive generous perks including a second-home allowance, subsidised travel and a gold-plated pension. Commons holidays average four months a year, though MPs claim they pension.
Commons holidays average four months a year, though MPs claim they spend much of this time working in their constituencies. http://www.dickmiles.com