Public sector avoids most of the pain

Public sector avoids most of the pain

the pain inflicted on the public service is being felt for a transitory period by one generation of public servants.

As trade union leaders and members gather this weekend to remember and celebrate the great courage of their predecessors in 1913, the Central Statistics Office produces more data to further confirm the extent to which modern trade unions have been successful on their members' behalf.

Wages are up, again, in the public sector, outstripping rises in the private sector. Workers in the most heavily-unionised sector of the workforce - where the vast bulk of the country's...

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