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People in poorer parts of Britain to be paid less

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    Death to the tories!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ts-unions.html
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    People in the US are paid more than people in Belarus..

    but yes, Death to the tories!
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    (Original post by Pearl Lake)
    People in the US are paid more than people in Belarus..

    but yes, Death to the tories!
    I never knew that Belarus was in the US
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    I wonder if this includes MPs though...I mean they are also public servants
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    As sceptical as I am about the Coalition, always take the Daily Mail as a source with a pinch of salt. Just look at the comments on their website, such fickel readership.
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    "We're in this together!"

    Funny how they were talking about the importance of keeping the UK whole, but seem intent on splitting it
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    How much do MP's earn? This should be the first wage to be cut!
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    Tax breaks for the rich, pay freeze for the poor. Cheers George.
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    (Original post by Cheese_Monster)
    As sceptical as I am about the Coalition, always take the Daily Mail as a source with a pinch of salt. Just look at the comments on their website, such fickel readership.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17411117
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    Well I'm pretty sure that is how the private sector already works.

    It sounds unfair, but I can see the practicality in it. Some public sector workers in expensive areas probably struggle, where as someone with the same pay may be relatively well off in a cheaper area. So it makes sense to give more pay to the people who actually need it.
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    To an extent paying people according to how much things cost in the area they live in if done right makes sense. Although at the same time its going to force people to stay where they are and stop people moving. Someone from the North would never be in the position to move to the South
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    Isn't this how it works already? Eg, two people doing the same job- one in central London and one in Swansea. The one in central London would be paid more, simply due to much higher living costs?
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    Workers in poorer parts of Britain should have their pay frozen until it falls in line with the private sector
    The move would mean local factors, such as the cost of living and private sector pay rates, would now be taken into account.

    It means a teacher working in Sunderland would have a different pay packet to a colleague in Surrey.
    I wish people would actually make an effort and read the story.
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    I just read the article on the Guardian website (Link here if anyone is interested in what they said http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/20...ions-lower-pay).
    I honestly think this is a very bad idea, it can only worsen the North South divide and class divisions. Also, as far as I know.. say a Car is not cheaper in the North and neither is food or other items. One last thing, do you think the pay scale would be based off where your home address is, or where you actually work i.e. Central Manchester worker, but live in the suburbs.
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    It makes sense, if anything I don't know why this is only happening now.
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    (Original post by najinaji)
    I wish people would actually make an effort and read the story.
    Enough of that crazy talk! Why would anyone want to do that? It's so much easier to rant regardless.
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    (Original post by Psyk)
    Well I'm pretty sure that is how the private sector already works.

    It sounds unfair, but I can see the practicality in it. Some public sector workers in expensive areas probably struggle, where as someone with the same pay may be relatively well off in a cheaper area. So it makes sense to give more pay to the people who actually need it.
    These plan's won't give more pay to anyone, they'll just give some people much less. It essentially translates as pay cuts for everyone outside the South East of England.

    Withdrawing significant amounts of pay from significant amounts of people in areas with already fragile economies is a recipe for disaster IMO.
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    (Original post by Left Hand Drive)
    I remember before the general election TSR was chalk full of tories. Nowadays there is a bit less of them. I hope they see now the disgusting party they voted for
    Oh come off it.

    Stop listening to the lies your parents feed you.

    They're hardly disgusting. Socialists on the other hand...
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    (Original post by Jevon177)
    I just read the article on the Guardian website (Link here if anyone is interested in what they said http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/20...ions-lower-pay).
    I honestly think this is a very bad idea, it can only worsen the North South divide and class divisions. Also, as far as I know.. say a Car is not cheaper in the North and neither is food or other items. One last thing, do you think the pay scale would be based off where your home address is, or where you actually work i.e. Central Manchester worker, but live in the suburbs.
    I see your point, but I'm sure that the cost of housing is the thing that eats the biggest share of one's pay packet?

    (Original post by Clip)
    Enough of that crazy talk! Why would anyone want to do that? It's so much easier to rant regardless.
    Oh of course. I forgot for a moment that I'm a teenager and therefore hate Tories.
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    (Original post by Jevon177)
    I just read the article on the Guardian website (Link here if anyone is interested in what they said http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/20...ions-lower-pay).
    I honestly think this is a very bad idea, it can only worsen the North South divide and class divisions. Also, as far as I know.. say a Car is not cheaper in the North and neither is food or other items. One last thing, do you think the pay scale would be based off where your home address is, or where you actually work i.e. Central Manchester worker, but live in the suburbs.
    A house is much cheaper up north than down south...

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