BBC News - Northern Ireland pay rises by 1.6%, survey says
Good news. It shows that the level of pay is growing north of the border. This is an important part of a growth process. Higher paid jobs are better more productive jobs!The median gross annual earnings for full-time employees in NI grew by 4.2% to £24,011 in 2012.
This compared to 1.4% growth in the UK to £26,462.
It is important that Northern Ireland economy develop in this way, as it means people are more productive and therefore the economy is stronger.
One in the eye for dissidents, this shows that the work of the coalition government north of the border, established under the GFA, is delivering. Much more to do, no room for complacency, but credit where credit is due.