Wednesday 18 January 2017

Brendan Keenan: Setting the rates of top public sector pay comes down to a political choice

There are deep problems with the setting of top government salaries -- not least of which is the chasm between pay at the top and the bottom

Published 07/02/2010 | 05:00

AT last, a bit of leadership from the Government -- well, at least from the government side. But from a most unexpected quarter.

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It was two Fianna Fail backbenchers who responded to public fury about the decision to exempt more than 600 senior officials from the full public sector pay cuts, because they have already lost their "performance" bonuses.

This may be the only pay issue which unites the vast bulk of both private and public sector workers.

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