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Thread: New teachers and nurses face huge cuts . . . But why is the Labour Party not applying this to new TDs?

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    Default New teachers and nurses face huge cuts . . . But why is the Labour Party not applying this to new TDs?

    As has been the case for a while now newly appointed teachers, nurses, doctors and consultants must now work for considerably less than their existing colleagues.

    This has led to the removal of qualification allowances for teachers and nurses once on salaries of 26k reappointed on salaries of 22k.

    All of this, of course, is sanctioned by a LABOUR minister - Brendan Howlin.

    But what would happen if there were to be a by-election tomorrow?

    Would the newly elected TD be subject to the same percentage wage cuts as the newly appointed teacher or nurse?

    Apparently not. . .and they'd get to keep their expenses.

    So why is the present day Labour Party (in the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Lockout) choosing to protect the well off at the expense of the poor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertW View Post
    As has been the case for a while now newly appointed teachers, nurses, doctors and consultants must now work for considerably less than their existing colleagues.

    This has led to the removal of qualification allowances for teachers and nurses once on salaries of 26k reappointed on salaries of 22k.

    All of this, of course, is sanctioned by a LABOUR minister - Brendan Howlin.

    But what would happen if there were to be a by-election tomorrow?

    Would the newly elected TD be subject to the same percentage wage cuts as the newly appointed teacher or nurse?

    Apparently not. . .and they'd get to keep their expenses.

    So why is the present day Labour Party (in the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Lockout) choosing to protect the well off at the expense of the poor?
    How would you find funding to maintain salaries for new entrants Rob?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcolebrooke View Post
    How would you find funding to maintain salaries for new entrants Rob?
    That's not what this thread is about.

    Why is the minister selective in the profession he chooses to take cuts whilst apparently protecting his own profession even though he and his colleagues are paid from the same source?

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    Eh, because cutting the salary of a TD elected in a by-election (in Meath East for example) would save a paltry amount. And we don't need to hire any more TDs than 166.

    Cutting the salary of all new nurses, teachers by 20% allows 20% more teachers to be hired with the same amount of money.

    See?

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