Wednesday 13 December 2017

Public sector staff work very hard

AS a second-level science teacher, one of the most basic principles that I attempt to impart to my students is that science is an evidence-based activity. One cannot state a hypothesis without backing it up with adequate proof.

This approach, however, seems to be lost on Jim Boylan, who glibly states (Letters, November 26) that "hundreds of thousands" of our public servants are "largely underworked".

This comment is as incorrect as it is intellectually lazy. Such a sweeping statement requires proof. Mr Boylan provides none.

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