Minister Musa says CEOs are underpaid
While Minister Fonseca merely surmised that the phone allowance for CEOs was justified, the Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, took it even further by noting that the entire move may have just pointed to the fact that CEOs are not being paid enough. Contrary to the statements made by the PSU, Musa believes CEOs may be underpaid for the work they do. He says that while he doesn’t know whether the CEOs collectively made the decision, he supports the raise.
Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs: “Yes as you know I believe that proposal came sometime last week. As you know Chief Executive Officers are professionals, they have very busy schedules, they do spend a lot of time on their telephones and so it was felt that they needed an increase but of course that matter has been rescinded, the CEOs have said that they would prefer not to have the increase at this time but again it draws the point that our CEOs like I said who are professionals might not be getting the best salary that they deserve and so we do try to find ways because their job really is a twenty four seven job, they get no breaks as Chief Executive Officers within the respective ministries. I know the CEOs are meeting in caucus today I don’t know what led to that decision but I know the decision was made yesterday and a press release issued.”