Friday June 5, 2020

The special interests are not so special

The public sector unions are clamouring for wage increases that the rest of us will have to pay for. Are they for real?

7th September, 2014
Conall O Móráin presents the Sunday Business Show at 10am on Today FM.

I’m a natural cynic, and therefore, on occasion, I have asked some prominent economist friends of mine if they would carry out a simple exercise for me.

Would they add up the total number employed in the country using the figures given by industry bodies as working in their sectors? They wouldn’t do it, laughing at what would have been a futile exercise.

Based on industry body figures, it is likely...

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