Public vs private: the facts

As the debate about pay in the public versus private sector becomes ever more intense, figures are being thrown back and forward.

3rd October, 2009

As the debate about pay in the public versus private sector becomes ever more intense, figures are being thrown back and forward.

To say this can be confusing is an understatement. Public sector unions, in particular, have been quick out of the blocks to try to rubbish recent data from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Central Statistics Office (CSO). So what are the facts?

There is such heated debate on the...

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