The Secretary of Vera townhall is on a higher wage than President Rajoy of Spain, according to leaked figures. Rajoy is being paid €78.185,04 this year. Chummy from Vera (his name wasn’t published) is on a base salary of €72.470,32, plus a €6.000 “productivity” bonus. Meaning he’ll earn €285.28 more than President Rajoy this year. The average annual Spanish salary, by the way, is just €22.790, or about €1.300 a month after tax. (Not round Continue reading Vera town secretary earns more than President Rajoy
Since Andalucia is now out of la crisis (according to whom? Oh, the Junta) it can start paying an Xmas bonus to all civil servants again. 260,000 civil servants across the region will see their pago extra returned as from next year, costing the region an additional 350 million euros in staff costs, said Susana Diaz in a triumphant speech this morning. It’s allowed because the Conserjería de Economia, the Andaluz Ministry for the Economy, Continue reading Andalucia’s doing so well it can pay civil servants their Xmas bonus again!
Just how many Andaluzes work for the public sector? It’s an ongoing joke, about how the biggest employer is the state, closely followed by the bars for those employees to hang out in. But, is it true? Well, todays Ideal newspaper has a special report on the state of the public sector in Andalucia… 20% of the active population work for the Junta, for one of its state owned companies, or a townhall. That’s one Continue reading 1 in 5 Andaluzes work for the Junta
Our local newspaper Actualidad Almanzora reveals that Mayor of Mojacar RosMari must take a whopping 5000 euro paycut under the new law governing the salaries of politicians. She currently earns 50.400 euros a year, after she voted herself a massive 42% recently. Under the new law, she can’t earn any more than 45.000 euros. Mojacar has 8360 residents, so she costs los mojaqueros…. about 6 euros per head. How much is 5.400 euros, really? Well, Continue reading Mojacar Mayor must take WHOPPING pay cut under new law
HOW MANY? You have to be kidding me…. I just came across the 2013 budget for Mojacar (total income €11.266.547,08, total expenditure €11.266.547,08, which is nice and neat). It has the list of positions the townhall has… 135 funcionarios (these are the people who can’t be fired), of which 13 are part time. Plus a further 132 assorted jobs elsewhere throughout the village. That means, that a village with just 8.173 people in the 2012 Continue reading HOW many people work for Mojacar townhall?