ICTU slates €2.3m average salaries for company bosses

ICTU slates €2.3m average salaries for company bosses
Albert Manifold of CRH

It would take 230 years for regular staff to equal 2017 earnings of highest paid chief executive

The bosses at Ireland’s biggest companies earn on average €2.3 million annually, according to a new report from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

The analysis of 26 public companies shows the average total pay for chief executives is still increasing at a rate of 6 per cent per annum. The highest paid chief executive by far was Albert Manifold of CRH, who had total earnings worth €8.7 million in 2017. Of that, basic pay accounted for €1.4 million.

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