Wage cap would be welcome, say locals
Limit wages to tackle our inequalities
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has recently suggested a possible wage cap on high earners as a way of tackling inequality.
The limit would target highly paid executives and bosses, although it would not hit certain occupations, like footballers.
We went out to Burnside to ask locals what they thought.
Margaret McGregor said: “I’d be in favour, there’s people earning far too much. All these executives and managers are all earning far more than people at the bottom. There’s a lot of poor people out on the streets and it feels wrong for people to earn so much when that is happening.
Alex Stupart said: “If you’re good at your job, then why not get what’s due to you? I’m not a Jeremy Corbyn fan, so it seems a bit of nonsense – lower paid people should be getting what they deserve too, but so should those at the top.”
Douglas Thomson said: “I think it’s very unfair what happens at the moment. People can walk out with a huge salary, millions of pounds and stocks and shares, and the people doing the hard work are getting a fraction of that. It’s a possibility that it would make some people leave the country, but it’s also possible that it would make the country better.
Michael McQuade said: “I would support it. It’s morally wrong to have people getting that amount when others are scrimping and saving – how can you have that amount when another man is starving?”
People can walk out with a huge salary and people doing the work get a fraction of that . . . Douglas Thomson
In favour Margaret McGregor
Nonsense Alex Stupart
Unfair system Douglas Thomson
Support Michael McQuade