CRH chief made 212 times more than average worker, says Ictu

Union calls on government to make companies list directors’ remuneration as a ratio of their average employees’ pay

Patricia King, Ictu’s general secretary, said the pay gaps disclosed in the report were “unjustifiable”. Picture: Jane O’Sullivan

It would take the average worker in Ireland 212 years to earn what the chief executive of CRH was paid in a single year, according to the Irish Congress for Trade Unions.

The union’s Truth About CEO Pay in Ireland report published today found that the annual pay and benefits packages of half the chief executives in 26 leading publicly listed Irish companies was more than 50 times the yearly wage of a typical Irish ...