Pay guarantee is a gross injustice
Public sector workers receive better pay, conditions and perks than their private sector counterparts. What can be more frustrating than having to pay council tax so state workers can earn more than you?
This is why Sir Peter Soulsby's intention to ensure all of his staff are paid at least £7.45 an hour is an insult and a gross injustice to the many city people who work for less.
People in the private sector face greater job insecurity and have less lavishly funded pension provision, if they are lucky enough to have any at all.
It is not uncommon for them to work antisocial hours for the minimum wage, or be deprived of sick pay if they work for firms where unions are not recognised.
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They are much more likely to be the victims of workplace abuse and can regularly face bullying and harassment.
Sir Peter's priority should be to ensure the council tax burden is as low as possible for these people, but he would appear to be using taxpayers' money to gain personal popularity in the ranks of local government.
State workers and their representatives would have you believe that public-sector cuts hit the poorest the worst. But in reality, it is a desire to maintain their privileged status that is oppressing the poor.
Nick Di Perna, Leicester.
IN Saturday's More magazine, you mentioned Walkers, in Cheapside.
In the war years, I worked at Joseph Johnson as a pastry cook and Walkers came to them with meat sausages.
The man who came was named Fred Wright and he looked a bit like Clark Gable. Oh, happy days.
They also had an order of jam in 7lb jars from Bolsover, of Chesterfield.
I wonder if they are still there. Can anyone tell me, please?
Iris Neale, Rothley.