Friday, November 12, 2010
In taking on his new role as "people and organisational change champion", Joe Anderson's right hand man and "enforcer" mini-Joe Hanson has been awarded a £6,500 Champion Allowance.
Apparently his role involved many arduous meetings with unions, although how much of that is truly Council business instead of Labour party business? And if the job is to lighten Anderson's load, shouldn't the swag come from the pile big Joe has grabbed for himself?
I have since been passed some interesting information that will surprise many of the Labour councillors who voted for Hanson's handsome pay out.
It seems that, despite claims that this new champion role has become a full time job for mini-Joe, he claims FIVE salaries from council tax payers!
£10,000 as an ordinary councillor
£5,600 to represent Liverpool on Merseytravel
£4,500 as chairman of a Merseytravel committee
£3,600 as deputy chairman of another merseytravel committee
and now a £6500 Champion payout.
Making a grand total of over £30,000 a year, on top of his Jaguar pension.
I'm sure Joe thinks his pay rise is "champion" as they say in Yorkshire, but will that view be shared by day centre staff soon to face the sack? Or the many Labour backbench councillors kept in the dark and on a shoestring?