Thursday 23 November 2017

'Letter of Week' hard on teachers

Sir -- It is one thing to campaign for the further reduction in the wages of public servants, as many of your columnists do week after week. It appears to be the editorial policy of the Sunday Independent. Fair enough. But by awarding a prize to D Johnson for 'Letter of the Week' (January 1) you are showing either a willingness to endorse misinformation to further your campaign or that you are poorly informed regarding the issues.

That letter contained enough inaccuracies to demonstrate that the writer clearly isn't au fait with the issues raised.

As a recently retired teacher, I can state that it is inaccurate to say that "those who attempt to live off their pension and lump sum will cease to contribute taxes". I pay tax on my pension and I haven't "gone back into the system".

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