RCT Cut Senior Managers At Last!

Fifteen senior managers are to be given huge redundancy payouts while those remaining will receive pay rises!

Rhondda Cynon Taf council will scrap the roles of 15 senior staff but some posts will be re-graded.

As a result of the decision, the new management arrangements will come into place this month and save approx. £1m.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, leader of RCT Council, said: “Further savings across other levels of management will be considered in the coming months.”

He added: “It is totally right and proper that where officers take on additional responsibilities for new service areas and functions that their grade level reflects this.”

Although when staff lower down the pay scales take on extra work they never seem to get pay rises.

The leader also stated that: “Our levels of chief officer remuneration are not over generous and in many circumstances are below those offered by neighbouring authorities of similar size. No one can level criticism that we are not prudent in this respect.”

Yet, senior management can still rake in over £60,000 a year, some having got their posts without interview. A decision that is still in dire need of scrutiny.

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