Why coun­cil staff are smil­ing

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

I am not sur­prised that Gary Simp­son and his team are smil­ing (June 17). I would too for that amount of money.

If the Porirua City Coun­cil has that much money to play with, surely as a re­spon­si­ble em­ployer it should be look­ing at im­prov­ing the wages of the staff earn­ing be­low a liv­ing wage.

This is not just people new to the work­force in a me­nial role. It’s staff with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, who do good work for years as the help­ful face of the coun­cil, while know­ing they will never be al­lowed to reach the level of a liv­ing wage.

Gary Simp­son and his team should ask for the photo to be re­placed with one where they hang their heads in shame, but I sup­pose the one of them grin­ning is at least hon­est.

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