Public service pay is elephant in room
Published 04/12/2010 | 05:00
Why is the issue of public service pay dodged by the major political parties and RTE?
Fianna Fail has omitted it from their four-year plan; Fine Gael/Labour have both made reference to public sector savings in the likes of overtime/ flexitime but have not included a cut in the actual pay levels; RTE has a 'Prime Time' special on almost nightly regarding the economic crisis, yet it hasn't once tackled the urgent issue of cutting salary levels in the public service.
It is the public service broadcaster, but that does not give it the right to ignore the voice of those outside the public service, the majority.