Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Irish have balls...


Private sector<<<[]>>>. Public sector.



Can you imagine the uproar if this happened here?

Good morning. Here is the news. Because of the budget deficit, shrinking economy and untenable level of national debt, all public service salaries will be cut by an average of 13.5 per cent, with immediate effect. The charges will appear on your payslip as “government levy”, and will apply to frontline public workers in health, education, transport and local services and also to MPs, Ministers of State and the Attorney-General.

Judges will be, for the moment, exempt, but a mechanism is in place for voluntary payment of this levy. So far 72 judges have paid up. No undertaking can be given about when, or if, take-home pay will return to former levels. The severity of this measure reflects the good levels of public pay, security and pension rights compared with the private sector. Government regrets the pain this will cause, but regards it as essential. Thank you.


I would vote for any party that introduces it into the UK.


Except Labour...

9 comments:

Dazed And Confused said...

"I would vote for any party that introduces it into the UK".

"Except Labour"...

Hmmmm...Id hazard a guess that your in no perceivable danger there then.

RantinRab said...

Aye, fair comment!

aljahom said...

This is good, but the Oirish seem to have lost their balls when it came to the smoking ban and the Lisbon treaty.

Useless cunts.

RantinRab said...

And again, fair comment.

microdave said...

The story mentions "frontline workers" - it suggests to me that the managers are exempt? They are the ones who ought to be culled, not the people actually doing some work.

Fuckity Fuckwit said...

"The people actually doing some work"???

In the council???

Get a grip. They can shove their "nappy advisors" up their collective arse.

scunnert said...

I've worked in the public sector most of my life. When our wages were far below the private sector we were told this was because we had "job security" that the private sector would not extend to their employees. When the economy was bad we took pay cuts. When the political ideology changed our "job security" disappeared and our jobs were transferred to the "private sector" - actually quangos - where our pay was cut again.

You should understand that this was mostly front line staffing. Managers were "reassigned" at ever higher salary levels. The cost of providing services can be lowered by targeting those who do the work but the cost of "Government" never goes down.

microdave said...

@ Fuckity Fuckwit - I did say SOME work....

ENGLISHMAN said...

A pox on the irish,when they held all of our futures in thier hands,a no vote could have given us all our right to decide our futures,all 500million of us,but true to form thick paddy fell for the lies of the eussr,so we want no squealing from the micks,economically they got what they deserved,just do not expect us to bail them out.