Chief’s pay an in­sult to work­ers

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

I AM re­spond­ing to the ar­ti­cle about Peter Gil­roy’s salary in the Ken­tish Ex­press (March 15). I work for KCC and have done for nearly eight years. I am at the top of my grade as a sec­re­tary, which means that no mat­ter how good I am in my job, or what ad­di­tional ef­fort I put into my work, I can never get any pay rises, other than ‘cost of liv­ing’ in­creases. My job keeps me busy ev­ery hour of ev­ery day and there are no ‘perks’ as an ad­di­tional bonus. To dis­cover that Peter Gil­roy and sev­eral KCC top man­age­ment are earn­ing such huge salaries, when I am be­ing paid a mi­nus­cule amount com­pared to them, is an in­sult to my work­ing ethics. How­ever, this seems to be the way of the world nowa­days and I sus­pect that no amount of com­plain­ing or high­light­ing the dis­par­ity in salaries will prompt any change. KCC staff mem­ber, name and ad­dress sup­plied

I AM writ­ing to say that we are dis­gusted with the way that peo­ple in top jobs, like Kent County Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive Peter Gil­roy, are get­ting £230,000 a year. No chief ex­ec­u­tive is worth that. We are pen­sion­ers with a weekly pen­sion of £170 and it is a strug­gle to man­age on that. It’s about time that this per­son sorted out the road we live in, the B2080. It’s the most dan­ger­ous road in Kent. Mr A.C.Wa­teridge, Ap­ple­dore, Ash­ford

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