O’Keeffe: Top civil servants’ wages to be cut

Ireland“All senior public servants, including hospital consultants, will have to see cuts in their pay, a senior Government minister has said. Pay levels in the rest of the public service will also have to be examined to see if wider cuts are justified, Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe stated. Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has commissioned a review of top-level pay rates in the public sector. This is examining the salaries of those at ‘leadership levels’, such as ministers and secretaries-general of departments …” (more)

[Paul O’Brien, Irish Times, 15 August]

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