Friday 2 December 2016

Not all public servants are getting overpaid

Published 11/05/2011 | 09:36

DICK Keane (Letters, May 10) is obviously not aware that retired public servants have already taken a 7pc reduction in their pensions. Those currently still in employment have taken wage reductions of up to 19pc.

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I doubt if ex-public servants who were employed as cleaners are on pensions at “twice their European counterparts”.

Perhaps he, like so many others, is happy to tar all public servants with the same brush. The public servants at the top of the pile are, in my opinion, grossly overpaid both in salary and pensions, something I most certainly would not say about those at the bottom.

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