Taoiseach signals further public sector pay cuts

Ireland“Taoiseach Brian Cowen told the Dáil today that public service pay and pensions remained on the Government’s agenda when considering expenditure reductions. He was responding to Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny who asked if the Taoiseach intended informing the social partners that it was the Government’s intention to cut public sector pay. Mr Cowen said that every area of public expenditure on all fronts had to be considered …” (more)

[Michael O’Regan, Irish Times, 20 October]

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