Gerry Carroll calls out BBC for 'shocking wage disparity'

People Before Profit MLA Gerry Carroll has criticised the BBC following publication of the names of employees earning over £150,000

 

People Before Profit MLA Gerry Carroll has criticised the BBC following publication of the names of employees earning over £150,000. 'Trade Unions have been fighting the BBC on the issue of low wages for its workers for years. Now we learn that some staff in the BBC are paid in excess of £2million year, while others take home just £16,000.'

'If the BBC can afford to pay extravagant wages, then they can certainly afford to pay all of their staff a decent, living wage. I back the calls of trade unions such as Bectu, for the BBC to implement a living wage of £20,000 for it's lowest paid staff. We think a pay cap should be implemented within the BBC to reduce over-inflated wages and use the excess to top up the wages of low paid workers.'

'It is unimaginable that a publicly funded corporation should be allowed to use tax payers money to create such a shocking wage disparity.' 

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