Chief executives demand same pay rise as employees

By Dan Peters | 13 September 2019

The trade union for council chief executives has demanded employers give them the same pay rise as other local government staff.

In July, unions Unison, GMB and Unite demanded a 10% pay rise, a one-day increase in annual leave, a two-hour reduction in the working week, and a review of workplace stress and mental health.

The bosses' claim comes amid estimates from the Association of Local Authority Chief Executives (ALACE) that its members have ‘seen a very significant real terms reduction in pay over the last 10 years, amounting to 30% or more’.

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