STATES Members could be in line for a pay freeze.
St Peter Constable John Refault has this morning tabled a proposition to stop the proposed £1,000-a-year pay rise from April, saving almost £40,000.
He says that with many Islanders already out of work and with others facing an uncertain future with the threat of redundancy hanging over them, the States should lead by example.
No date has been set for the debate on Mr Refault’s proposition. Politicians get slightly over £43,000 per year for sitting in the States — made up of a remuneration payment and an automatic expenses payment.
An interim increase of £1,000 a year was proposed by the independent body that oversees Members’ pay, but the Constable of St Peter says that this should be put on ice from April.
• Picture: St Peter Constable John Refault