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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
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