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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Benchmarking of 9% still leaves Irish Public Sector in the Money after Cuts

The average so-called benchmarking increase for Irish public service staff was 9%.

The "benchmarking" scheme was shown to have been a sham and claims that private sector staff for comparable grades were earning more, were shown to be false.

No Irish Government minister has ever disputed the claims that it was a fraudulent scheme.

Add the subsequent increases on the average payment and a cut of even more than 10% would still leave public service in the money.

Before the recent spate of cuts in the private sector, public sector pay by comparable grade, had a margin of 10% to 30% according to the ESRI, research published in December 2008.

Crony Ireland and misperceptions on pay and pensions between Irish public and private sector workers


  • No need to worry about the cuts in TDs take home pay the long serving pay awards will soon kick in to bridge any loss in TD take home pay.

    Aren't they lucky to have a job. More gravy for the Government gravy train.

    By Anonymous Claire, at April 26, 2009 1:19 PM  

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