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Troika wants to Cut PS Pay??


Ulster-Lad

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The troika has insisted that pay cuts remain on the table for the public service. This was revealed today in a "leaked document". I suppose the government will now scrap Croke Park and claim that is what the troika want. The government has after all succumbed to every other troika demand and insisted we had no choice in the matter. The troika made us do it.

It is also claimed that the hiring of health specialists from abroad at cheaper rates has been suggested as a means to address the chronic spend in the health sector.
As the Coalition prepares to try and negotiate an extension of the Croke Park Agreement, the Troika wants pay cuts to be left on the table and wants allowances looked at again, as well as longer working hours.
Leaked files suggest Troika want public sector pay cuts | BreakingNews.ie
 


bob3367

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Fun times ahead....
 

stakerwallace

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Pay cuts for new entrants are firmly on the table for some time.
 

Sister Mercedes

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I don't think that the Government is taking nearly enough advantage of the IMF Occupancy of Ireland. They could introduce lots of tough, reforming decisions, and blame the Troika for them. Instead, they cower before the Professions, the Public Sector Unions and the Quango's.
 

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Why wouldn't the troika want that?

It doesn't affect them after all now does it.
 

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bob3367

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Not going to happen but you could have rolling disruptions over a long period of time.
After a deeply frustrating interaction I cant see that effecting much.....

I do in general respect the PS, and generally have gotten good service.
 

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while gimmie more and fat phat are around to protect their buddys, there will be no change to the top cats wages and pensions
 

Sister Mercedes

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I do in general respect the PS, and generally have gotten good service.
That's not the point of the thread. The issue is whether they are overpaid, when compared to the private sector, and the relative job security/pensions/holidays etc that they enjoy, and taking into account that their Employer (the Irish State) is bankrupt.
 

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That's not the point of the thread. The issue is whether they are overpaid, when compared to the private sector, and the relative job security/pensions/holidays etc that they enjoy, and taking into account that their Employer (the Irish State) is bankrupt.
Not exactly there either.

Now if Ireland is going to exit the bailout sooner rather than later then why not tell the troika where to go?
 

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Not exactly there either.

Now if Ireland is going to exit the bailout sooner rather than later then why not tell the troika where to go?
Why would we exit it sooner? So as to avoid reforming Cartels and Restrictive Practices in the Professions, and to increase PS pay and make the Public Sector/Private Sector pay differential in Ireland even more perverse?
 

Ulster-Lad

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Pay cuts for new entrants are firmly on the table for some time.
I do not think they were referring to "new entrants" here. The troika solution to new entrants was to import cheaper labour from abroad.
 

Ulster-Lad

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Why would we exit it sooner? So as to avoid reforming Cartels and Restrictive Practices in the Professions, and to increase PS pay and make the Public Sector/Private Sector pay differential in Ireland even more perverse?
You would have to ask Kenny and Noonan that I'm afraid. That has been the FG party line for sometime now.
 

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I do not think they were referring to "new entrants" here. The troika solution to new entrants was to import cheaper labour from abroad.
Tactically they may have been wiser to initiate this earlier ( not that I agree necessarily). PS unions may have strengthened their contingency funds / strike funds in the last few years.
 

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Wonder if the Troika has made any suggestions on :-
1. Bringing in politicians from abroad which might be cheaper
2. Any new politicians voted in to have 20% reduction in salary and perks.

????
 

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