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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote counterlock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2024 at 10:46am
Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

I think playing politics with wages and salary is the lowest of the low in terms of appealing to voters (well, apart from the right wing nonsense spouted by the likes of the National Party). If that money is not going back to the exchequer it is being spent in a way that the recipient is willing to spend it even if all they are seeing is the “average industrial wage.” 

You must be disgusted with your beloved blueshirts increasing minimum wage on at least 4 separate occasions
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Het-field Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2024 at 10:50am
Originally posted by counterlock counterlock wrote:

Originally posted by Het-field Het-field wrote:

I think playing politics with wages and salary is the lowest of the low in terms of appealing to voters (well, apart from the right wing nonsense spouted by the likes of the National Party). If that money is not going back to the exchequer it is being spent in a way that the recipient is willing to spend it even if all they are seeing is the “average industrial wage.” 

You must be disgusted with your beloved blueshirts increasing minimum wage on at least 4 separate occasions

You know full well I’m talking about playing politics with the wages and salaries of politicians. Minimum wage legislation and protection is to be welcomed across the political spectrum. It’s a damn sight different to politicians claiming the are only claiming the average industrial wage, while willingly returning money to party coffers etc.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Green Cockade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Apr 2024 at 11:54am
Yes, nobody cares what people do with their own money. Trotskyist trade unionists claiming that senior officials should take only the average worker’s wage are likewise hypocrites and charlatans in equal measure. Aside from the transparent and infantile gaslighting, what more insidious message could you relay to employers than claim that any worker should be paid less than the rate for the job? Or that senior officials should be paid less than those junior to them? I have zero patience with these posturing popinjays.
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Even the most basic clerical officer role in the public service requires applicants to go through an interview and evaluation process. When the barrier to entry is limited to who your relative is, we are onto a winner. But yea, nobody cares what people do with tax payers money LOL
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Originally posted by counterlock counterlock wrote:

Even the most basic clerical officer role in the public service requires applicants to go through an interview and evaluation process. When the barrier to entry is limited to who your relative is, we are onto a winner. But yea, nobody cares what people do with tax payers money LOL

Up until the 90s they were appointments within the PS.   A PO or and AP would get the gig and would advise them on policy in the Department etc. since the 90s they are more party loyalists who are the eyes and ears of the minister separate to the Department.  As a result the number one requirement for them is that they are loyal to the TD in question.  Same for every party.  This appointment is not unique.  It’s in line with every other such appointment.  It’s the same with opposition parties and their parliamentary assistants.  
AKA pedantic kunt
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