Saturday February 22, 2020

Abolishing pay inequality sounds like a noble call – but it could hit you in the pocket

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe knows that every extra euro given to end the two-tier pay system in the public sector is an extra euro less for tax cuts and increases on spending on services

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
22nd May, 2018
Teacher unions have been making biggest noise on pay equality. Pic: Rollingnews.ie

The battle over 'pay inequality' in the public sector is well underway – and it could well have an impact on your pocket in the forthcoming Budget.

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has already outlined that the €3.2 billion in extra spending available in the budget will be whittled down to €1.8 billion for a variety of reasons.

That includes the cost of paying for measures in last year's Budget, an increase...

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