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Back-pay for low-paid Catholics
« on: May 15, 2008, 10:45:44 PM »
Low-paid Catholic and female civil servants may receive more than 100m in back-pay under plans by Peter Robinson.

The finance minister said he was prepared to deal with historic inequality in pay, affecting 9,000.

He has told officials to look at the scope of the problem and engage with trade unions to resolve the issue.

He said there may be serious financial implications "but I am not prepared to follow the actions of people who preceded me and leave it unresolved".

"There should be equal pay for equal work of equal value."

The move will affect about 9,000 civil servants in the lowest grades, mostly in secretarial and administrative posts.

More than 60% of civil servants employed at the AA and AO grades are from a Catholic background.

Workers who have retired from the Civil Service in the past six years could be entitled to the back-pay, which could be up to 20,000.

The finance minister said the executive could either approach the Treasury or find the money from last year's underspend in Northern Ireland.

"Direct rule ministers did not want to touch this issue because of the enormous amount of calculations and difficulties," he said.

Sourced BBCi: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/7403944.stm
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Re: Back-pay for low-paid Catholics
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2008, 10:50:19 PM »
Low paid workers to get a small uplift in wages. How the feck do they get away with that title? Fair enough AA and AO positions have an over-representation of females and Catholics but there still many many men and Protestants (and Protestant men) who will benefit from this as well. Shocking what the BBC try to get away with to add jazz to a story. You'd barely see it from the Sun.
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Re: Back-pay for low-paid Catholics
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 07:52:24 PM »
http://www.theyworkforyou.com/ni/?id=2009-06-01.4.1&s=speaker%3A10857#g4.38

Looks like this money could finally be on the way.

The assembly have passed a motion that this should be paid out within 3 month's.

I'm not sure all this motion business but does anyone know exactly what that motion means?

And isn't it just funny all this has came along in the week of a election...

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Re: Back-pay for low-paid Catholics
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2009, 09:27:20 AM »
how much are these bucks expecting / hoping to get per person?

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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2009, 10:28:06 AM »
of course its the lazy civil servants who only benefit from this....  ::)
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2009, 12:21:36 PM »
of course its the lazy civil servants who only benefit from this....  ::)

And what to F**k would you know about it?

If you read the link you would find that Civil servants have been underpaid for years.

Why should they not get the back pay that they are owed?
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Re: Back-pay for low-paid Catholics
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2009, 05:53:15 PM »
Happy day's a offer has finally come from management side...14,000 back pay for me and 3,000 a year pay rise...

Fcuk me you want to see the smile on my face now... ;D
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2009, 05:56:20 PM »
Happy day's a offer has finally come from management side...14,000 back pay for me and 3,000 a year pay rise...

Fcuk me you want to see the smile on my face now... ;D

start upping them football bets now Pat, from 5 to 50  ;)
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2009, 06:15:02 PM »
Happy day's a offer has finally come from management side...14,000 back pay for me and 3,000 a year pay rise...

Fcuk me you want to see the smile on my face now... ;D

Fair play to you Pat. Enjoy the money, you earned it. ;D
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2009, 06:21:58 PM »
Happy day's a offer has finally come from management side...14,000 back pay for me and 3,000 a year pay rise...

Fcuk me you want to see the smile on my face now... ;D

Fair play to you Pat. Enjoy the money, you earned it. ;D
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Re: Back-pay for low-paid Catholics
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2009, 08:00:10 PM »
holy feck, there will be nobody in for overtime for ages.

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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2009, 09:56:33 PM »
Is this a N.Ireland phuking forum or what ?

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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2009, 11:00:17 PM »
Is this a N.Ireland phuking forum or what ?

The majority are from the North. We don't count. I'm a lazy hoor according to the lot of em!
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2009, 08:42:55 AM »
Is this a N.Ireland phuking forum or what ?

The majority are from the North. We don't count. I'm a lazy hoor according to the lot of em!

very good, and not denying it either farrandeelin!!  :D
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Re: Back-pay for low-paid Catholics
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2009, 07:40:24 PM »
Happy day's a offer has finally come from management side...14,000 back pay for me and 3,000 a year pay rise...

Fcuk me you want to see the smile on my face now... ;D

Fair play to you Pat. Enjoy the money, you earned it. ;D

As a senior civil servant I'm not entitled to this but its great to see hard working poorly paid staff getting a lump sum like this. Fair play to them all. As you say Stew, Pat's earned it, mind you the sad thing is that their actual entitlement is twice this amount.
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