Disgusted by pay increase for Arun District Council chief executive

Arun District Council chief executive Nigel Lynn
Arun District Council chief executive Nigel Lynn

I was absolutely disgusted to read in the Gazette that Nigel Lynn, chief executive of Arun district council is getting yet another pay rise.

It’s not Mr Lynn that earns the money, it’s his hard-worked staff under him.

I worked as a carer, in people’s homes, where the fee for us caring for these people was decided by the council, who got it as low as possible.

I was paid £7.50 an hour and I would have had to work for ten-years or more to earn Mr Lynn’s yearly wage!

Read more: Arun chief executive awarded pay rise of nearly £3,000

My partner worked as a caretaker, and he earned £8 an hour.

We would have loved to earn this pay for just one year.

I had to retire early in 2015 due to ill health, but can’t claim my pension for another four years! Mr Lynn should refuse the pay rise and let it go to help other council outgoings for Littlehampton.

I’m glad that our hard-earned money is going to pay Mr Lynn’s wages!

Karen Baker

Beaconsfield Road, Littlehampton

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