Lead by example and cut from top
Published 07/01/2010 | 05:00
How considerate of the Government to soften the blow of pay cuts for some of the most senior civil servants, who are currently earning up to €146,000 per annum.
They are now taking less of a percentage pay cut to basic salary than a low-paid public servant earning less than €30,000 per annum.
Contrast this with the Government's out-of-hand rejection of the proposal to assist the lowest-paid public servants through tax credits.