Public sector pay rises despite restraint promises

The number of people employed in the public service continues to grow, following the pattern established in the run-in to the 2002 general election, according to figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) last week.

6th May, 2006

The number of people employed in the public service continues to grow, following the pattern established in the run-in to the 2002 general election, according to figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) last week.

Wages in the public sector rose by more than 6 per cent last year, bringing average pay in the public sector (excluding health) to more than €45,000 a year, compared to the average industrial wage of €31,000.

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