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

Abolishing pay inequality sounds like a noble call – but it could hit you in the pocket
Teacher unions have been making biggest noise on pay equality. Pic: Rollingnews.ie

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

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 in infrastructure spending,...

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