Councillor explains why he’ll reject expected pay rise this week
Victoria’s councillors appear all but certain to cop a pay rise this week when the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal makes its recommendations.
But one Moreland Councillor says it’s a “slap in the face” to those currently experiencing financial hardship due to government-enforced COVID-19 lockdowns.
Oscar Yildiz told Tom Elliott he would be rejecting it.
“There are thousands of small businesses and individuals that are experiencing a lot of financially instability and hardship right now and taking a pay rise now is definitely a slap in their faces,” he said.
Press PLAY below to hear Oscar Yildiz explain why the pay rise would be inappropriate