We’re not going to encourage them so we’re not going to name the organisation that sent this sad catchall news release out today. This is what the #unnamed wants…. (until tomorrow’s ‘demands’…);
- Restoration of pay for low & middle income workers earning up to €100,000
It beggars belief that #unnamed say a €100,000 salary is a low to middle income? The average industrial wage is actually a third of that figure - unless you’re in the upper echelons of the public sector, of course. The #unnamed must be getting desperate for support?
- Ending of two-tier pay and pensions regime for new entrants
Just for a second we thought #unnamed was joining the ISME fight for equality for small business owners who are penalised for creating work and employment. But now, #unnamed is looking for the return of the wholly unsustainable public sector wage rates that helped collapse Ireland’s economy.
- Repeal of FEMPI Legislation
FEMPI stands for the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest legislation, introduced because the State ran out of money. Totally. Ironically, this week should see Exchequer returns showing for the first MONTH in many years the State’s books will balance. Great timing from #unnamed to create ever greater State borrowing without saying who’ll pay for it.
- Restoring the retirement age of 65 with full pension after 40 years’ service
Most ISME members won’t be retiring because any savings were used to shore up their businesses during the Crash whilst their pension pots were plundered by the State. But the #unnamed want #unfunded State pensions to be restored, their version of equality for all.
- Ending the recruitment embargo and the recruitment of more staff for public services
We have failed to identify one leader of #unnamed that has run a company or created employment. This is why they don’t recognise the difference between employment and productivity. ISME will give them a hint. Productivity is the one that pays for all those jobs. Just hiring people costs money.
- Reversing privatisations and outsourcing of public services
The #unnamed loves to blame anyone but unions or fellow-travellers for any of the financial problems we’ve gone through. At ISME we point to total lack of State oversight and regulation. Even #unnamed agrees there was no banking regulation, which directly resulted in mad lending policies. We could add no State enforced housing regulations, the State run health service is a shambles, the State can’t control the education unions who run our education system, there’s no effort by the State to cut utility charges that directly cost jobs...and, and, and.
The State is not good at running things so why would anyone want more State involvement?