Pay structures must reflect basic fairness
In the labour market, your salary is one way to quantify what you're worth. If some are paid a lot more to do the exact same thing, seeds of resentment will grow.
All the same, Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O'Connor found herself at odds with the Government line on pay yesterday, when she said she believed in equal pay for equal work for teachers.
The question was framed in the context of a possible top-up to her own salary.