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Salaries For Ministers & Members Of Parliament

Salaries For Ministers & Members Of Parliament

A Resolution is scheduled to be moved in the House of Assembly today pertaining to the salaries for Ministers and Members of Parliament. The proposed salaries are the same as the existing salaries with MPs earning $56,023, with additional payments if they hold other positions, such as $151,262 for Premier, $147,022 for Attorney General, $112,942 for... Read more of this article

Poll: Should We Reduce Size Of Cabinet & MPs?

Poll: Should We Reduce Size Of Cabinet & MPs?

Saying it could save $730,000, the SAGE Commission suggested the size of Cabinet be reduced from 12 to 8 while the number of elected MPs should drop from 36 to 30. SAGE said the budgeted amount for the Legislature is around $6 million, of which $4.6 million is spent on Ministers and Members. The report [140 page PDF] said “Government is much larger... Read more of this article

PLP Question Premier On Minister’s Salaries

PLP Question Premier On Minister’s Salaries

In response to remarks given earlier today [Mar 28] by Premier Craig Cannonier, the PLP said the Premier “once again missed a chance to speak honestly to the Bermudian people.” “When asked about Ministerial paycuts, the Premier again told Bermuda that it was “not possible” to make them effective immediately, so they couldn’t... Read more of this article

Premier Praises Politicians For Taking Pay Cut

Premier Praises Politicians For Taking Pay Cut

Speaking at yesterday’s [Sept 4] Labour Day celebrations, Premier Paula Cox thanked Ministers and MPs of “all political stripes” for taking a pay cut which she called “leading by example.” After thanking the workers, Premier Cox said: “I also want the Ministers of Government, Members of Parliament, across the board... Read more of this article

Governor Designate: I Will Take A Pay Cut

Governor Designate: I Will Take A Pay Cut

Following comments made by former Premier Dr Ewart Brown yesterday [Mar.22] Governor-designate George Fergusson — who will be our new Governor in May 2012 — said he would expect to take his share of any public service pay cut. Dr. Brown spoke at the 50-50 Caribbean Conference held in the Cayman Islands yesterday, presenting a paper on “Is... Read more of this article

OBA Politicians Donate 5% Of Salary

OBA Politicians Donate 5% Of Salary

Last month One Bermuda Alliance MPs and Senators agreed to cut 5% of their parliamentary salaries and donate it to a worthy cause, and recently donated almost $3,000 to charity. That cut was duly made for the first time on March 1, by OBA legislators for the month of March, and the OBA has now presented its first cheque to the Rev Nicholas Dill of St... Read more of this article

OBA & PLP On Salary Reductions

OBA & PLP On Salary Reductions

[Updated] One Bermuda Alliance MPs and Senators have agreed to take a 5% salary cut effective March 1, 2012, but do not support the plan to forego pension contributions, Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier said this evening [Feb.12]. “We will set up an escrow account into which we will put 5% of our parliamentary salaries on a monthly basis. We... Read more of this article

Ministers/MPs On Pay Cuts, OBA Reply

Ministers/MPs On Pay Cuts, OBA Reply

[Updated with OBA's counter offer & UBP response] Premier and Finance Minister Paula Cox said that Ministers and Government MPs are prepared to accept a one year cessation of pension contributions, as well as a 5% salary decrease. This afternoon [Feb.9] the Premier wrote to Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier to ask if Opposition MPs would be willing... Read more of this article

Salaries: What Exactly Do Politicians Make?

Salaries: What Exactly Do Politicians Make?

Recently Bermuda Public Services Union president Kevin Grant called on Bermuda’s Parliamentarians to consider taking symbolic pay cuts after proposing a 1.25 percent salary hike for civil servants in an offer which has been on the table since January. Mr. Grant repeated the call when hundreds of BPSU members demonstrated outside the Cabinet... Read more of this article

UBP: “Lead By Example. Cut Pay for Ministers”

UBP: “Lead By Example. Cut Pay for Ministers”

[Written by Senator Jeanne Atherden Chairman, United Bermuda Party] The BIU’s call for Government Ministers to take a pay cut is consistent with The United Bermuda Party’s position which was outlined most recently in Reply to the Budget in February 2011 by our Shadow Finance Minister ET “Bob” Richards. We reiterate that we concur... Read more of this article