Brazen MPs have moaned to the pay review watchdog about being "underpaid," calling for a massive 32 per cent increase to £86,250.
A survey carried out by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority also revealed today that more than a third believe they should keep generous final-salary pensions.
The research, which politicians completed anonymously, found that 69 per cent thought they were underpaid.
Unison general secretary Dave Prentis accused the MPs of "living in cloud-cuckoo land."
He said: "MPs should get real about pay. This shows they are totally out of touch with working people.
"How can they think that they deserve a 32 per cent increase when the rest of the country is being told to tighten their belts?
"Across the country public-sector workers such as teaching assistants, school-dinner ladies, nurses, paramedics and care workers are struggling because they have had their pay frozen for years. It would be good to hear them backing calls for a decent rise for these workers - instead of thinking about themselves," he said.