Sunday 18 March 2018

Check out Cuba wages

Sir -- I write in relation to your front page (Sunday Independent, April 11, 2010), relating to the 'incentive' paid to staff of the passport office. They can work at 120 per cent capacity for a short day which is 90 minutes less than usual! Note to all union leaders -- is this what you are fighting for, a group of people who will only operate at anything resembling a reasonable pace when there is something to be had in return?

Tell this to the private sector workers who are unemployed, who would be more than capable of working at 120 per cent for a full day. Who knows what is possible when the lazy, ungrateful and grabbing people are replaced by people who know the value of 'a fair day's pay for a fair day's work'.

Shame on these workers and shame on those who will no doubt label me a mad, meddling capitalist for having such views.

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