Awarding yourself a cut in pay is not something you would be thrilled to have to do. However, following the example set by the Spanish Government, Orihuela City Council have proposed cuts in their pay of 10%. These cuts are deemed essential if the Council are to try and balance their books bearing in mind that the support that Orihuela receives from national government was reduced from 19 million Euros in 2008 to 14 million Euros for this year.
Whether other councils, including Bigastro, will follow suit remains to be seen. Although, I can’t see it as an item out of the fourteen on the agenda for the next council meeting, I am sure it is bound to arise at some point.