A Labour council’s chief executive has been sacked after being paid more than £800,000 over six years while he was suspended.
Anthony O’Sullivan, 60, was suspended from his office in 2013 over claims he gave himself a pay rise when other staff had a wage freeze.
But Mr O’Sullivan continued getting his £137,000 annual salary despite not actually working for six-and-a-half years.
Gotta be union rules insisting on that, right?
Jess Turner, of the union Unison Cymru, said the saga should have been sorted “years ago”.
She said: “Staff are absolutely sick of it and the council needs to move on. “Since 2010, severe spending cuts driven from Westminster have cost the jobs of 746 Caerphilly council workers, yet as much as £6m pounds has been ploughed into a single issue.”