Monday 23 January 2017

Lights out

Published 20/09/2011 | 11:09

• It amazes me that at the first sign the staff in ESB might lose their outrageous pay and entitlements they propose to strike. This is the same company that is basically a monopoly run by unions which consider themselves untouchable. They think they can hold the country to ransom.

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Their pay and conditions are out of touch with similar colleagues in Europe and this needs to be addressed. One final point: how many ESB workers does it take to change a light bulb? Well, first you have to consult with their union. A conservative answer would be 10, with all expenses included: and God forbid it is out-of-hours work -- double it then.

Ian Gorby

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