The Brighton Green party want to limit top pay to no more than eight times the lowest pay.
(Priority pledge 13 page 3 brighton and hove green manifesto - see earlier blog)
I can only think of two reasons for such a philosophy:-
1) Greens believe nones work can possibly be worth more than 8 times that of another.
2) Greens think someone wanting more that 8 times the lowest paid maybe worth the money, but by wanting it is too selfish and greedy to be employed.
As there are council employees on more than 8 times the pay the lowest paid (John Barradell the chief executive for instance) how can the Greens not cut his pay immediately? as they must think either:-
1) He is simply not worth what he is being paid.
2) He is selfish and greedy and unfit to be employed.
Which is it I wonder? or have I missed an option?
** edit **
For more background, I have made a Freedom of Information request to Brighton and Hove City Council asking for information on the highest and lowest salaraies paid (link: What Do They Know?)