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!
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.