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Warrington Council bosses' pay rise approved despite protest

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Image caption The GMB union called the rise "immoral" as council staff were given a much smaller increase

Plans for some senior bosses at Warrington Borough Council to get pay rises of more than £10,000 a year have been approved despite protests.

Union members demonstrated outside council offices, where the 4.4% to 13.3% increase was being discussed.

The GMB called the rise "immoral", as council staff were given a 1% increase following a three-year pay freeze.

The council said it would save the taxpayer over £200,000 a year due to changes to the management structure.

Councillor Hitesh Patel said some senior managers had "bigger responsibilities" following job cuts.

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