The Caerphilly County Borough Council bosses who received pay increases of up to 30% have been urged to voluntarily donate their rises to local food banks.
The plea has been made by Aber Valley Plaid Cymru councillor Lyndon Binding, who says many people are struggling to make ends meet while senior managers have enjoyed rises more than many people earn in a year.
Councillor Binding said: “These increases are totally inacceptable. They have been given rises which in many cases are more than ordinary council employees earn in a full year.
“Many people in the county borough are struggling to put food on their table as well as pay their heating bills. I appeal to all chief officers who received these rises to donate them to local Trussel Trust Foodbanks in Risca, Pontllanfraith and New Tredegar, which do a fantastic job helping the hungry.”