It has been reported on Kiberd's Newstalk programme today that Batty O'Keefe has been making overtures to O'Cuiv on this one. Probably the excuse will be used that it's a disincentive to work! 65,000 people are currently in this position, including me, so our 'Government' is obviously lusting after the potential savings at the expense of workers, who have contributed both to the welfare system and the general economy and have fallen on hard times. Well sure, any 'Government' which cut the blind person's pension is capable of anything! This is another example of predominantly working class people, not an underclass rubbish now, being ridden red raw yet again! How can this be headed off at the pass? and when will these horrific attacks be stopped? Kiberd was talking to the lovely Bobby Kerr on this, who said it's an area which needs to be looked at, as it's to generous along with the minimum wage of course!!
In the Public v Private debate, we have had , the sanest comment of all to my ear was made by a non prominent public service trade union official, who said - The real ? is why have private sector workers been paid so badly here?
Re my own situation I'm 30 Euros per week down on the 3 day week, so when I go back on 5 days, I will earn 15 euros per day effectively for those extra days. This is a reflection on my crap employers not on the social welfare system! All in all factoring in the benefits I would get on the full dole V a 5 day week, I would be 80 Euros better off at a max slaving!