Saturday 21 January 2017

Pay spin keeps focus off culprits

Published 24/07/2010 | 05:00

Thomas Molloy's article in yesterday's Irish Independent trumpets the claim that nurses and teachers in Ireland are paid more than their counterparts in other countries -- wait for it -- when the pension levy is excluded!

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Why are deductions for the pension levy not being taken into account?

As one who has to pay it let me tell you -- it's real and has reduced my pay by more than 7pc. This is before one includes the public service pay cut -- another 8pc.

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