Archive for pay

Benchmarking pay was €1.2bn annual ‘mistake’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 3 March 2011 by Steve

“In the boom years, social partnership was seen as a cornerstone of our economic success. But now a damning review of the Department of Finance’s performance over the past 10 years has accused the national wage bargaining process of contributing to the failure of social partnership …” (more)

[Anne-Marie Walsh, Independent, 2 March]

Who earns what in our education quangos?

Posted in Life with tags , , on 15 February 2011 by Steve

“Late last year The Irish Times revealed how over 60 staff in the education sector earn more than €150,000 per year. A further 476 staff earn more than €110,000. In all, 497 people are on the professorial salary scale, €113,000-€145,000 …” (more)

[Peter McGuire and Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 15 February]

Teachers’ pay and pensions cost €45m more than expected

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 19 January 2011 by Steve

“Teachers’ pay and pensions cost €45 million more than expected last year despite Government efforts to cut costs in the public service …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 19 January]

Teachers who land job in 2011 will earn €6k less

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 16 January 2011 by Steve

“Teachers who land a job this year will be paid up to €6,000 less, than colleagues who started work in 2010 following finance minister Brian Lenihan’s budget decision to cut starting salaries and allowances in the public service by 10% from 1 January …” (more)

[Martin Frawley, Sunday Tribune, 16 January]

Columnist has a bee in his bonnet

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 16 January 2011 by Steve

“Sir — I write to comment on Marc Coleman’s analysis of our economic woes (Sunday Independent, Jan. 9, 2011), and, in particular, his preoccupation with ‘overpay and waste in the public sector’, as exemplified by professors’ salaries (€108,000 to €138,600) …” (more)

[Independent, 16 January]

Public service recruits face cuts to allowances

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 1 January 2011 by Steve

“New staff recruited to the public service from January face significant cuts in allowances, in addition to the 10% cut in pay rates for new entrants previously announced by the Government …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 31 December]

Public Sector Pay and Pensions

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 21 December 2010 by Steve

“In 2010, central government will have a current voted expenditure total of just under €55 billion. Based on 2009 figures (and here) about one-half of this will go on current transfer …” (more)

[Seamus Coffey, Economic Incentives, 21 December]