2012 Olympic chief’s pay should be capped
THE fairness of Londoners paying 38p a week in tax to fund the 2012 Olympics is thrown into question every time we hear the staggeringly high salaries that Olympic chiefs are awarded.
As David Higgins leaves the Olympic Delivery Authority with a salary of �438,000 and a bonus of �215,000, I have called for his replacement to receive a much lower salary. He should not be paid more than 10 times that of those actually building the venues, which would cap his salary at about �150,000.
The Mayor of London supports the idea of fair pay ratios for his own staff, but has declined my suggestion that he press for fair pay restraint in this case.
Darren Johnson (Green Party)
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