Frustratingly I missed the protest by Unison outside County Hall this morning. Unison are rejecting the 1% pay offer from KCC and rightly so. CPI is at 3.1%, KCC are wasting millions on Kent TV, pointless road building, hiring expensive hotels, a politically low council tax rise, etc. The economy needs injections of cash, as economists now agree, not cut backs and a 1% pay rise is a pay cut.
Why make hard working council staff suffer? It will have a knock on effect of depressing the local economy further.