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27-11-2018, 21:26   #1
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Public servants' inability to afford to pay rent in Dublin.

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It is one of the great failures of Government policy that people like teachers, gardaí, nurses, doctors, firemen and on and on cannot afford to buy a house or apartment and live in Ireland, most especially in Dublin. Young teachers could not even afford to rent in Dublin. So the only avenue open is to go abroad, save hard and hope to get a deposit, the only downside being that the price of houses continues to escalate while they are away.

Due to the high rents in Dublin and other cities, why doesn't the government pay special allowances so that public-sector workers can afford to live in those place in order to fill vacancies for especially important jobs in those areas? Isn't that what already happens in Britain?



Teaching is a clear example of a profession in which job vacancies in cities cannot be filled because of high rents.
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Should be i reckon 20% extra for living n working in Dublin. Freeze all increments to pay for it.
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Due to the high rents in Dublin and other cities, why doesn't the government pay special allowances so that public-sector workers can afford to live in those place in order to fill vacancies for especially important jobs in those areas? Isn't that what already happens in Britain?



Teaching is a clear example of a profession in which job vacancies in cities cannot be filled because of high rents.



This a windup?


One of the highest paid public sector work forces in the oecd and they should be given rent allowance?




They should be just delighted we haven't started reverse bench marking.
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The largest group of "accidental" landlords in this country are guards.

I call bull**** on any claim that they are not paid enough. Same for teachers. They get all summer off and can take second jobs.
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This a windup?


One of the highest paid public sector work forces in the oecd and they should be given rent allowance?




They should be just delighted we haven't started reverse bench marking.
Not sure what bearing 'one of the highest paid public sector work forces in the OECD' has got to do with this particular issue?
If anything it shows how desperately bad starting net pay for public sector workers is and/or the exorbitant cost of living for everyone in Dublin is.
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Due to the high rents in Dublin and other cities, why doesn't the government pay special allowances so that public-sector workers can afford to live in those place in order to fill vacancies for especially important jobs in those areas? Isn't that what already happens in Britain?



Teaching is a clear example of a profession in which job vacancies in cities cannot be filled because of high rents.
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Should be i reckon 20% extra for living n working in Dublin. Freeze all increments to pay for it.

Paying extra doesnt build more houses. Would be just pouring away money for nothing.
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Paying extra doesnt build more houses. Would be just pouring away money for nothing.
Agree here. The issue is related to the ridiculous living costs in the city. Paying people more generally drives these costs up.
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One of the highest paid public sector work forces in the oecd and they should be given rent allowance?




They should be just delighted we haven't started reverse bench marking.



But the housing crisis is being blamed for the teacher shortage in Dublin, according to the following article from last year.


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The largest group of "accidental" landlords in this country are guards.

I call bull**** on any claim that they are not paid enough. Same for teachers. They get all summer off and can take second jobs.

Getting paid by the tax payer then off in Spain pulling in a second tax free salary before they come back here whining about having to correct a few papers that they pull another salary from!


License to print money.
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But the housing crisis is being blamed for the teacher shortage in Dublin, according to the following article from last year.


https://www.independent.ie/irish-new...-36247775.html

Why is the teachers forum on board always full of teachers not able to find work?
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Agree here. The issue is related to the ridiculous living costs in the city. Paying people more generally drives these costs up.

If I remember correctly, I read somewhere that paying special allowances to public-sector workers in cities is what happens in Britain.


The INMO had an unsuccessful strike in 2007 in which one of its demands was a special allowance for nurses in Dublin.
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If I remember correctly, I read somewhere that paying special allowances to public-sector workers in cities is what happens in Britain.


The INMO had an unsuccessful strike in 2007 in which one of its demands was a special allowance for nurses in Dublin.
British PS workers earn significantly less than here starting out and London is a far more expensive city to live in comparatively speaking......
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Due to the high rents in Dublin and other cities, why doesn't the government pay special allowances so that public-sector workers can afford to live in those place in order to fill vacancies for especially important jobs in those areas? Isn't that what already happens in Britain?



Teaching is a clear example of a profession in which job vacancies in cities cannot be filled because of high rents.
Cry me a river, private sector workers are afforded fewer protections and prone to wage cuts. And the holidays are nowhere near as generous.
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From march last year.


Davy stockbrokers have today released a report on public sector pay in Ireland.
The report has found that average public sector wages are €47,400 in Ireland, 40% higher than in the private sector


I don't know how they survive.
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