Welsh Assembly members 'taken aback' by 18% pay rise plan
A £10,000 pay rise for Welsh assembly members should be rejected, says public sector workers' union Unison.
An 18% increase from £54,000 to £64,000 after the 2016 election is being recommended by an independent panel.
Jeff Cuthbert, who is stepping down as Labour AM for Caerphilly, said a pay rise could be justified by the prospect of more powers and responsibility for the assembly.
But he admitted it was a difficult time to announce an increase when public sector workers' pay was being restrained.
25 Nov 2014
- From the section Wales