Brexit plan’s veiled threat on public sector pay

Department of Finance ‘nervous’ about pay increases

7th May, 2017

The Department of Finance is “nervous” about the prospect of unaffordable public sector pay hikes being agreed in a new three-year deal.

The Sunday Business Post has learned that the Department insisted on putting references to the need for prudence in the government’s Brexit policy paper, as a warning to public sector unions.

The actual paper ended up containing six separate references to “prudent management” of the economy to keep it...

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