The Last Post: Unpalatable issue of public sector pay can’t be ignored

Pressure on TDs to share the financial pain could eventually result in all public sector workers taking a pay cut

19th April, 2020
The Last Post: Unpalatable issue of public sector pay can’t be ignored
Public sector pay cannot be ignored while the private sector is being hammered. Picture: Getty

The politicians have their answer ready when pressed on why they haven’t taken pay cuts as a response to the financial crisis besetting us.

Their pay is linked, following legislation brought in after the last recession, to the entire public sector. If their pay is to be cut then everyone else working directly for the state has to take the same percentage hit, and vice versa. No exceptions, legally, can be made, although...

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