Oslo’s Mayor Marianne Borgen wants to cut her own wage: “My salary is too high”

Marianne BorgenPhoto: Audun Braastad / NTB

Oslo’s mayor Marianne Borgen (SV) believes that top politicians are paid too much, including herself. Now she wants the wage level to go down. She is also proposing a new wage system.

“My salary is too high. I always thought that. A pay cut will be just fine. I will still have a good salary,” Marianne Borgen told newspaper VG.

Together with City Council chief Raymond Johansen (AP), she is one of Kommune-Norge’s highest-paid politicians with more than NOK 1.4 million in annual salary.

Together with SV’s group leader in the City Council – Sunniva Holmås Eidsvoll – she wants the top salaries in the entire public sector to be reviewed.

New proposal

Instead of following the salary level of the Norwegian parliament (Storting) and the government, they propose that the new salary for mayors and vice mayors should be 1.7 times the average income for Norwegian wage earners.

For Mayor Marianne Borgen – who also pays party tax to the Socialist Left Party (SV) – the cut would amount to NOK 11,000 a month. In an election period of four years, that corresponds to more than NOK 500,000.

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1 Comment on "Oslo’s Mayor Marianne Borgen wants to cut her own wage: “My salary is too high”"

  1. C’MON! WOW! Honesty is the best policy!

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