The freeze means there will be no Cost of Living Allowance adjustments or annual wage scale
increases for bank employees in 2012 and 2013.
The changes also include wage scales
for councillors, pension rights and even resettlement payments when they stand down.
If the airline's cost-cutting proposal is approved, pilots' wage scales
will be rolled back to pre-1996 levels.
Two years ago a porter at Buckingham Palace, on grade 39 of the 40 wage scales
, was earning just pounds 6,810.
Currently, aside from the superintendents who get more, there are two levels of wage scales
for buildings, which are also subclassified into A, B, and C classes, based on square-footage.
So it is expected that the varying wage scales
for new hires and vacation workers will become a significant part of the bargaining.
Yet, as he notes elsewhere, both the national platform and the local leadership in the Isere supported uniform and equal wage scales
so that husbands could support their families and women would return to their "proper" place in the home.
The processes that make subhuman wage scales
and toleration of environmental hazards seem natural to Mexico are the same ones that make the phrase "low-wage service sector" jobs appear to express natural law because jobs in that category are associated with women and minorities.
This counters the public perception that most overseas manufacturing investments are being made in developing nations - taking advantage of their low wage scales
- when the vast majority of funding actually goes to developed nations in North America, Europe and Asia.
The proposed wage scales
are effective from November 1 this year.
The first contract that matches wage scales
already won by workers at another nursing home chain - a step toward industry - wide contracts.
New wage scales
were agreed by the city's cabinet in secret earlier this month, but now a scrutiny watchdog has rebelled and insisted the package is reconsidered.