Re: Public sector pay and the Croke Park Agreement
Biffo refusing to believe that the civil service and public service have any fat on them- called 'administrators'.
They are either doctors, nurses or Gardai or otherwise vital support staff to enable the former to do their job. That is total bullshyte in a country where one in five are paid a public salary.
Here's a question for anyone wondering whether the civil and public services are overstaffed or not in Ireland- over the past twenty to thirty years much of the public and civil service in Ireland have moved to computerised systems. Now- how many people have the Irish civil service and public service laid off due to efficiencies achieved in moving from paper based systems to computerised systems?
Can anyone recall hearing of any layoffs due to computerisation at all? I can't recall hearing of any.
And that makes me wonder.
It is standard civil servant bullshyte in Ireland to pretend that the civil service is made up of frontline staff and vital support staff. They won't answer questions on how many 'administrators' there are, they won't answer questions on how many 'summer temporary' jobs appear for relatives of civil servants around the country and turn into longer term ongoing contracts and they will never answer how many administration teams are attached to the many, many quangos we have in Ireland that all depend on Oireachtas grants or swing out of the Dept of Health and Dept of Education budget.
Irish teachers' representatives organisations (and I'm not talking about unions here ) have a secretariat and administration team paid out of departmental payrolls. They need to be got rid of.
Think National. Act Local. Oh- and superstition is just the dark matter of human history.