Competitiveness key to public sector pay debate

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Reacting to the report of the Public Service Pay Commission published today, Linda Barry, SFA Acting Director, stated “The report correctly identifies the States ability to pay and maintaining sustainable national finances and competitiveness as the key concerns in any negotiations on public sector pay. Given the constraints on public finances, there are many competing demands. Tax reform and capital investment must be prioritised as these will create much wider benefits.”

"All public sector workers should be expected to contribute a reasonable amount to their pension in return for the fantastic benefit they get from it. The current gaping hole in the public sector pension pot is funded by taxes from businesses and employees in the private sector," concluded Barry.

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For further comment or interview, contact Linda Barry, SFA Acting Director, on tel: 087 1472811 or email: linda.barry@sfa.ie
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