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86/week better off in public sector: equivalent of luxury family holiday every year
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:57 EST, 22 November 2012 | Becky Barrow

Posted on 11/22/2012 10:08:49 PM PST by Olog-hai

The average public sector worker is paid £4,500 ($7175.70) a year more than their private sector counterpart—and the gap is getting wider.

A full-time state employee typically earns £565 ($900.95) a week, compared to £479 ($763.81) in the private sector, according to figures released yesterday.

That leaves public sector workers an astonishing £86 ($137.14) per week better off—the equivalent of a luxury family holiday every year, and up from £84 ($133.95) a week last year.

Over the past year, it found that the average weekly pay of a full-time public sector worker has risen by 1.6 percent, compared to 1.5 percent in the private sector.

The raise comes despite millions of state workers still supposedly being subject to a pay freeze at the time the data was collected. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: publicsector
Original Daily Mail title:

You're £86 a week better off it you work in public sector: That's the equivalent of a luxury family holiday every year

I would also say that if cost of living were like in the USA, those public sector workers would have quite a bit of disposable income . . .
1 posted on 11/22/2012 10:09:04 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
As long as those private sector workers keep on workin’ and payin’ their taxes.
2 posted on 11/22/2012 10:19:30 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Olog-hai
It's exactly the same here,that's for sure.Of all the major metropolitan areas of this country...from Boston to Miami to San Diego to Seattle (and *many* in between) the *only* one that produces *nothing* of value,*nothing* that you can hold in your hands,is Washington.And yet four of this nation's five richest counties and seven of its ten richest counties are suburbs of Washington DC.

That,boys and girls,is *not* a coincidence.

3 posted on 11/23/2012 7:10:56 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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