public sector vs private sector wage gap widdens

fliball1234

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Difference now is 271 per week in favour of the Public sector. Throw in perks, pensions and job security when will the general public get bang for their buck. Time to stagnate public sector pay for the next 10/20 years so our kids and grandkids are not paying for this cohort
 


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Difference now is 271 per week in favour of the Public sector. Throw in perks, pensions and job security when will the general public get bang for their buck. Time to stagnate public sector pay for the next 10/20 years so our kids and grandkids are not paying for this cohort
But wont our kids also be working in the public sector ?
 

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Difference now is 271 per week in favour of the Public sector. Throw in perks, pensions and job security when will the general public get bang for their buck. Time to stagnate public sector pay for the next 10/20 years so our kids and grandkids are not paying for this cohort
anything like a link or evidence to support this?
 

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I don't suppose there is any danger of seeing the figures? What is compared with what, how minimum wage and zero hour contracts in the private sector are accounted for, how self employed equivalents like barristers are factored in?
 

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Wait - isn't the economy booming - isn't the private sector making record profits - aren't the billionaires doubling their wealth.

Or is it that the reality of this boom is on of zero hour contracts, part-time employment, minimum wage jobs and gross exploitation in the private sector.
 

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I got sick of p.ie and the PS bashing during the end of the deluded years.

It really did get nasty.

Whatever happened RobertW ?
 

neiphin

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Difference now is 271 per week in favour of the Public sector. Throw in perks, pensions and job security when will the general public get bang for their buck. Time to stagnate public sector pay for the next 10/20 years so our kids and grandkids are not paying for this cohort
PAT
is that you?
 

APettigrew92

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Wait - isn't the economy booming - isn't the private sector making record profits - aren't the billionaires doubling their wealth.

Or is it that the reality of this boom is on of zero hour contracts, part-time employment, minimum wage jobs and gross exploitation in the private sector.
I worked at a top retailer in Dublin for two years between 2009-2015.

They had three-quarters of their staff on zero-hour contracts. Said retailer turned over huge profits during that entire time.

Recessions are only for the workers.

Unsure how constantly pitting their interests against one another is beneficial to either.
 

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Difference now is 271 per week in favour of the Public sector. Throw in perks, pensions and job security when will the general public get bang for their buck. Time to stagnate public sector pay for the next 10/20 years so our kids and grandkids are not paying for this cohort
Good for them

I used to be on the economic right "balance the books" "we can't afford it" side of this conversation - I have to admit that I was wrong and have gone 180 degrees on this whole topic over the last couple of years.

It was the public sector payroll that kept most of the SMEs in Ireland alive during the worst of the recession - it kept money in circulation in most of rural ireland that suffered most from the property credit crunch.

Any country that can afford to actively turn down 13 billion from Apple and leave vast swathes of our economy practically untaxed can well obviously well afford to pay its public service well and probably better going forward...

its the rest of us in the private sector paye sector who should be screaming for a decent payrise - I've had about 2% in total over the last 4 years while the CEO of my company had 2.5 million euro payrise since 2013 and thats not counting the share options and bonuses.

Good on the public servants - at least somebody is standing up for themselves while the rest of us get royally screwed by our employers.
 

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Wait - isn't the economy booming - isn't the private sector making record profits - aren't the billionaires doubling their wealth.

Yep. That's why Club Retard were down to 2% in the latest opinion polls - and continue to fall!
 

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I got sick of p.ie and the PS bashing during the end of the deluded years.

It really did get nasty.

Whatever happened RobertW ?
Robert moved to a great school.

No teaching hours. Ever. No parent teacher meetings. Ever. ASTI heaven.
 

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I worked at a top retailer in Dublin for two years between 2009-2015.

They had three-quarters of their staff on zero-hour contracts. Said retailer turned over huge profits during that entire time.

Recessions are only for the workers.

Unsure how constantly pitting their interests against one another is beneficial to either.
Good for them

I used to be on the economic right "balance the books" "we can't afford it" side of this conversation - I have to admit that I was wrong and have gone 180 degrees on this whole topic over the last couple of years.

It was the public sector payroll that kept most of the SMEs in Ireland alive during the worst of the recession - it kept money in circulation in most of rural ireland that suffered most from the property credit crunch.

Any country that can afford to actively turn down 13 billion from Apple and leave vast swathes of our economy practically untaxed can well obviously well afford to pay its public service well and probably better going forward...

its the rest of us in the private sector paye sector who should be screaming for a decent payrise - I've had about 2% in total over the last 4 years while the CEO of my company had 2.5 million euro payrise since 2013 and thats not counting the share options and bonuses.

Good on the public servants - at least somebody is standing up for themselves while the rest of us get royally screwed by our employers.
Apparently the new Socialist vision is to have the state treat its employees as badly as private enterprise does. Astounding.
 


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