Tuesday 12 December 2017

The public sector has done its bit

FOR Dick Keane (Letters, August 28) to equate the billions poured into the black hole known as Anglo Irish Bank with the wages earned by public sector workers shows a shocking level of ignorance.

Our public service workers have contributed massively to the reduction of our national debt. A combination of multiple pay cuts, suspension of national agreements and unfilled positions has seen the public service pay bill drop by almost €4bn.

It is now clear that the Government's deflationary strategy of cutting wages and slashing public spending has failed and that without an investment-led approach, we face a future of low growth, huge debt and high unemployment.

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