The pay gap between Northern Ireland’s public and private sector workers is wider than at any time since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.
The average full-time public sector worker here now earns a staggering 45% more than an employee in the private sector. In the rest of the UK the difference is just 17.8%.
NI public sector represents 30% of the employed workforce but 60% of the economy. Considering the private sector pays for the public sector, does anyone think this is unsustainable? And when the English cut the Block Grant and the discrepancy is actually felt locally?