Sunday 18 February 2018

Letters: Leadership is doing the right thing

Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Taoiseach Enda Kenny

* A browse through the websites of the charities at the centre of the 'executive salaries' controversy shows that these organisations aspire to fairly lofty ideals.

There is little doubt that executives and boards of management at these charities need to engage in some reflection – what is their ethos? Are they fulfilling the work they set out to do? But, above all, why, during this unprecedented economic crisis do they continue to pay large salaries to their senior administrators while some of those they are supposed to serve, and indeed the frontline staff, are experiencing hardship and worry.

The Government cannot force managers at these organisations to take pay cuts, as we now have a ludicrous situation where the contractual arrangements of certain individuals are more important than the greater good of society. And there is no politician, regardless of their beliefs, willing to challenge this.

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