Political class must resist all greedy pay calls

Teachers Colm O’Callaghan, Cork, Pat O’Sullivan, Cork, Catherine Dooley, Navan, and Allison Hayes, Dublin, looking for equal pay for equal work from Education Minister Joe McHugh at the annual primary school teachers’ conference in Galway. Picture: Hany Marzouk

It wouldn’t be Easter week without it.

We awoke last Monday to the fresh demands for more pay from our beloved public sector unions.

Unions representing hundreds of thousands of State employees are set to press for a mid-term review of the current public-service agreement which could open the way to higher or accelerated pay increases for staff, came the reports.

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