Friday 21 October 2016

Wrongs and rights

Published 08/11/2012 | 05:00

• Given all the controversy over the last few weeks about ministers' pensions I feel compelled to write this letter.

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For some reason public sector workers have a property right to a pension that their contributions do not fully fund and yet as a private sector worker the Government feels it has the right to take a percentage of my retirement fund each year to waste on some job stimulus programme.

I cannot understand why my contributions (or 'property') do not have the same level of protection as public sector workers.

David McWilliams is correct in his October 4 article, published in the Irish Independent, 'Now all the stages are set for bloody battle of suburbs'. There really are 'insiders' and 'outsiders' and its clear to see that private sector workers are definitely on the outside.

Kieran Casey
Clonakilty, west Cork

Irish Independent

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