Indeed its one of the more noticeable things on this site that the PS posters dont really like facts and figures ... they more go for the sweeping statements and ad hominem attacksso once again the CSO shows the PS is the best paid sector of the economy and once again the apologists are on trying to obfuscate.
The head of the Croke Park Implementation Body said on radio yesterday that there are 13,000 fewer staff in the PS than a year ago. Is it your contention that not one of those 13,000 are on the dole?Yet again we are supposed to believe that the unemployed don't exist and are not all from the Private Sector.
With Several hundred thousand private sector workers now on the dole queue, whats the average earning? When private sector workers are laid off, they still exist. Their lot is still the lot of many private sector workers. The trend to date has been to ignore completely the lot of the unemployed private sector 'worker class' and wheel them out only when it suits SIPTU and their misery can support the a Public Sector pay claim. Its a pretty sick specticle.
Where?kettle, pot, black?
That this lump sum is still being paid is a total disgrace and a shocking indictment of the Government's lily livered attitude to the Unions.I have 3 family members who retired from the public service in the past year, all in their early 50's, all running for the exits to collect their fat tax-free lump sum before the govt slaps a tax on it. I think that sort of thing explains a lot of the reduction in ps numbers.
i have no doubt that there will be significant reductions in public service numbers and i am not saying that such reductions are not justified, what makes my blood boil is the huge division that has been created in the working class. it is as simple as this be you a public or private sector worker, the middle class will pay and ultimately disappear!For several days, the French government has been working to break the resolve of the trade unions.
Flying pickets have blocked access to all 12 of the country's oil refineries.
The reopening of Grandpuits will ease the pressure on the capital for now. But, towards the end of a second week of rolling strikes, about 2,500 petrol stations are still out of fuel.
Under the most trying of circumstances the public sector Health workers provide excellent medical care... you are saying the HSE provides excellent medical care?
So you want the state to impose a 100% tax on PS pension lump sums. Would you advocate a similar tax for private sector workers?That this lump sum is still being paid is a total disgrace and a shocking indictment of the Government's lily livered attitude to the Unions.
And they love their go slows and work to rule activities when their pay or conditions are threatened.yup, prison officers are just jumped up security guards except private sector security gets around ten euro an hour and crap pension and private sector prison officers and garda get 30euro an hour and great pensions etc.
You can have my one as I know I will never see it anyway. Just return my pension payments and we can call it quits. I will take 80 cents in the euro even at this stage. A promise from Eire to pay money in a few decades is probably not even worth that.So you want the state to impose a 100% tax on PS pension lump sums. Would you advocate a similar tax for private sector workers?
A fact like we had a pay rise?Indeed its one of the more noticeable things on this site that the PS posters dont really like facts and figures ... they more go for the sweeping statements and ad hominem attacks
But then when all studies , comparisons and indicators show that the PS enjoy a pay premium, security of tenure, pensions and holidays the rest could only dream of never mind the "allowances", facts and figures really aren't of any use
You'd be surprised at the amount of people I meet daily who (if they aren't in the PS) would actually like it some foreign entity could take over and cut the PS back to the minimum - such is the level of disillusionment with the govt in this matter.I can't wait till IMF come in. They'll put manners on champagne socialists like Begg and O'Connor
Dream on, look at the figures. You will have your hole taxed off you and the PS and SW people will still be cut to the bone. And we will still be bankrupt. The money is not there to be cut. The annual net pay bill is about 12 billion. We need 15 billion. Do the maths.You'd be surprised at the amount of people I meet daily who (if they aren't in the PS) would actually like it some foreign entity could take over and cut the PS back to the minimum - such is the level of disillusionment with the govt in this matter.
I'd hazard a guess this view is prevalent all over the country.
The country badly needs a political party that repesents the private sector worker.