Should min­is­ters, judges, MPs make salary sac­ri­fices?

CityPress - - Voices & Careers -

Ma­futha Mamohlofe Gaut­eng The move to freeze salaries is a great one con­sid­er­ing that, as tax­pay­ers, we are pay­ing for the life­styles of those of­fice bear­ers – in­clud­ing for their cars, air travel and sub­sidised hous­ing. And many of those of­fice bear­ers are di­rectly or in­di­rectly do­ing busi­ness with gov­ern­ment. Mpho B Free State They must cut their salary by 25% in sol­i­dar­ity with those who have no earn­ings. TT Mo­hapi via SMS The zero in­crease is a drop in the ocean. It should be frozen for the next five years. The salaries paid to our pub­lic ser­vants – es­pe­cially top man­age­ment – are very high. In fact, they are so high that, in 10 years’ time, our salary bud­get will be un­af­ford­able. Nh­langabezi Nge­bu­lana East­ern Cape Yes, freeze them. They do not plow back into the com­mu­nity. Have you ever heard of any of them get­ting in­volved in the com­mu­ni­ties that they come from? Maria Lim­popo I be­lieve they should be as pa­tri­otic as they claim to be and say no to salary ad­just­ments to save the coun­try money as they al­ready get fat pay cheques. Joe Gumbi KwaZulu-Natal Even in a dog-eat-dog cap­i­tal­is­tic sce­nario, there’s some sem­blance of con­science. Ar­chaar Gaut­eng Only po­lice, teach­ers and nurses should get a salary in­crease. Pe­riod.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.