Wage rates and competitiveness

“Madam, — Many people are wondering where is has all gone for the Irish economy. Some talk of lost competitiveness and of public-sector pay bills that are out-of-kilter. Thankfully, help is at hand for those readers who are unsure as to where they stand on such pertinent issues. They need look no further than the Irish Times Appointments pages of last Friday, January 30th. Here they will find the HSE and the University of Limerick advertising joint appointments, as follows. ‘Professor of Psychiatry/Consultant Psychiatrist: salary from €272,860 to €295,000 p.a.’ …” (more)

[Jack McDonnell, Irish Times, 3 February]

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