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Where is promised cut to bankers’ pay?: Doherty

14 March, 2013 - by Pearse Doherty TD

Speaking in the Dáil this morning, Sinn Féin finance spokesperson, Pearse Doherty TD accused the finance minister of having no empathy with frontline workers who are suffering pay cuts while bankers earn salaries over €600,000.
Deputy Doherty said:
“Minister the government has promised to bring forward legislation to cut the pay of public sector workers including our nurses, guards and firefighters.
“Minister, it is clear this government has no empathy with frontline workers in the public sector but has an abundance of empathy for senior bankers and their financial institutions.
“Minister where is your threat to cut the pay of senior bankers? Do you think it’s acceptable that the CEO of Bank of Ireland would still earn €612,000 even if he was to succumb to your request that his salary is cut by ten per cent?
“Minister, why does this government threaten to introduce legislation to cut the wages of frontline workers on modest incomes and treat bankers with kid gloves; where is the threat to the 6,400 top bankers at banks we bailed out earning over €100,000?

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