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    PUBLIC sector workers will not be targeted for further pay cuts in the forthcoming budget.


    Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has told the Irish Congress of Trade Unions that the Government "intends to comply" with the terms of the Croke Park agreement on public sector pay and pensions.



    Under the deal, ratified earlier this year, public servants are guaranteed no further pay cuts and no compulsory redundancies up to 2014 provided they co-operate with reforms of the public service that would produce savings.



    Speculation had increased in recent days that the Government would seek to revisit or renege on the deal because the hole in the public finances had worsened since it was agreed.



    But Mr Lenihan ruled out this possibility in a private meeting with ICTU officials on Monday, details of which emerged last night.









    So it looks like the axe wil fall on private sector workers and those on welfare, with public service and the elites escaping.

    Lets not forget who works in the public sector.

    The Government, TD`s, Senators, Judges etc.

    What a fair society we have.

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    The public sector don't pay taxes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macy View Post
    The public sector don't pay taxes?

    the unemployed pay taxes and their going to take a cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bi ciuin View Post
    So it looks like the axe wil fall on private sector workers and those on welfare, with public service and the elites escaping.

    Lets not forget who works in the public sector.

    The Government, TD`s, Senators, Judges etc.

    What a fair society we have.
    What are you on about? How can the axe fall on private sector workers and not on public sector workers at the same time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fir Bolg View Post
    What are you on about? How can the axe fall on private sector workers and not on public sector workers at the same time?

    The private sector is facing increased utility costs, interest rates. It is also sheding jobs every day.

    In contrast the public sector still hasnt reformed, lost any jobs by force and is still earning around 25% more than the private sector.

    But the real point to this is,

    Brian Cowen one of the best paid leaders in the world has ruled out pay cuts for him and his pals at a time he is going to bring in one of the toughest budgets in Irish history which will directly target the poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bi ciuin View Post
    So it looks like the axe wil fall on private sector workers and those on welfare, with public service and the elites escaping.

    Lets not forget who works in the public sector.

    The Government, TD`s, Senators, Judges etc.

    What a fair society we have.
    So Im in the elite as a Public sector worker who has had two pay cuts and extra taxes??! Get over it mate, pain will be spreading to us all . I know private sector workers relatively untouched by this mess whileI besides the two pay cuts,no chance of promotion by any means,my wife lost her job. Do you want me to bleed a bit more. Do you have a mop?

    Said this a thousand times-who knows if public sector will be hit again-not next 6 months so get used to more taxes and stop moaning about it. Face reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bi ciuin View Post
    The private sector is facing increased utility costs, interest rates. It is also sheding jobs every day.
    You still are not making sense. How can the government axe fall on the private sector and not on the public sector also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bi ciuin View Post
    the unemployed pay taxes and their going to take a cut.

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    that's disingenuous - they're net recipients from the Exchequer Bi Ciuin
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    The issue is that they haven't been complying with the Croke Park deal at all

    Worse still the clerical officers go slow postponed several "business as usual" transformation projects this year

    The Croke Park deal promises improvements ... the same ones they promised under benchmarking. These improvements are now LATE ... until they come in: temp paycuts are needed.

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    It's nuts, nothing else, simply nuts. We're in the middle, maybe start, of an economic crisis the likes of we have never seen and here we have one of the best paid civil service in the world , it nuts.
    Last edited by vanla sighs; 7th October 2010 at 10:34 AM.

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