Sunday November 29, 2020

Public v private: who’s hurting most?

Tax and pay changes since last year have hit all employees

12th December, 2009

The battle between the public and private sectors is likely to continue in the coming weeks, especially as state employees prepare for industrial unrest. Public sector anger at enforced pay cuts may end up on the streets.

Headline figures of the extent of pay cuts in the budget don’t look particularly harsh, but an analysis of the figures over the last three budgets paints a different picture.

Given that last week’s budget did...

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