Public sector: 12% cut across the board

“Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has indicated that he will use the 11.9 per cent pay cut private sector workers have already taken as a benchmark for public sector pay cuts, the Sunday Independent has learned. Mr Lenihan is to outline to his ministerial colleagues his intended expenditure cuts in next month’s Budget at a special cabinet meeting today …” (more)

[Daniel McConnell, Independent, 22 November]

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