Saturday 24 February 2018

Public-private pay discrepancy must be taken on

Three years ago, a sales assistant with 10 years' service earned €11.50 an hour.

She still earns €11.50 an hour, but her yearly earnings have fallen by 13pc.

The reason, of course, is that her working hours have been cut: one of various means used by private employers in order to stay in business -- and willingly accepted by workers.

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