Public sector cuts could leave some workers down 30% in net income

For public sector workers at the very top of the tree, the cuts announced in last Wednesday’s budget, coupled with the cuts announced already, represent a cumulative drop in net income of more than 30 per cent.

12th December, 2009

For public sector workers at the very top of the tree, the cuts announced in last Wednesday’s budget, coupled with the cuts announced already, represent a cumulative drop in net income of more than 30 per cent.

A decrease of that magnitude is the case only for public sector workers earning €250,000 or more, but even the lowest paid have seen their net salary fall by about 5 per cent since Budget 2008 was...

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