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Stop working on the cheap to support bankrupt system

Why do we devalue ourselves? Your news report says the hourly rate for

one co-operative will be £50-£65 (August 4).

This is a laughably small amount and reflects poorly on other professional rates (a mechanic currently charges about £50 an hour for work within normal hours.)

I would suggest the following hourly rate is more appropriate:

 · Weekday evenings £70

 · Weekday nights £100

 · Weekends £100

 · Bank holidays £140

This would at least mean we are no longer working on the cheap to support a bankrupt system

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