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Public sector's pay cut unfair

It seems extremely unfair that Northern Ireland's civil servants could face a pay loss of up to £1,000.

The cost of living here is extremely high, with fuel prices the highest in the UK. This will not only have devastating affects on the public sector workers themselves, but also on the Northern Ireland economy.

It is said to be justified because, on average, public sector workers earn around 40% more than private sector workers, but it is still unfair to those who have toiled to get where they are.

Although the pay cut might not be relevant to those public sector employees in highly paid jobs, it is to hard working teachers and social workers.

CONOR McMULLAN

Loreto College, Portstewart

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