National public service strike

“Madam, – I am a college lecturer and a public servant. I am 34 years old and I have been teaching for five years. I work full-time hours and am not on a permanent contract. I earn €34,000 per annum, which includes a supplement for a first-class postgraduate degree. I am not secure, but I love my job. I have a nine-month-old son and a self-employed wife, whose business has all but disappeared. I see Government Ministers’ ludicrous salaries and their sickening expense claims …” (more)

[Alan Costello, Irish Times, 24 November]

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