So here’s a thing. Looks like the staff who work for Sinn Fein at Stormont are going to take a pay cut after rule changes forced their hand…
Until now, all Sinn Féin staff and MLAs are understood to have taken home what the party refers to as an average wage.
That is believed to be in the region of £26,000 per year.
However, Stormont’s Independent Financial Review Panel has changed the rules.
Three new grades have been introduced for Stormont staff, starting at £16,000, £19,750 and £22,750.
The report also cites some disgruntlement at the disparity between pay rates in Leinster House and Stormont.
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