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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts
Posted by: David McLoughlin
Date/Time: 05/12/14 13:00:00

Well I had a little dig around digitally and here's a BBC summary of the Office for National Statistics  Annual Survey of Earnings for March 2014 (i.e. for 2013).  Basically you pick your stats and make your choice as to whether public sector workers are doing better than private sector workers.  I incline to the view that most public sector workers do a little  better than comparable private sector workers.

Andrew 's point was: 'The differential between public sector and private sector pay continues to grow'

I don't think he has proved that point. I think the  differential has narrowed. To prove his point would require an analysis of ONS statistics going back to 2009.

The real point is political: the decline in real wages , which have declined 8% or 9% since 2007 for most workers , is hurting.
  It's easy to set the private sector worker against  the public sector worker or the native versus the immigrant.  That's the true politics of envy. I think it's more fruitful to look at how corporate profits have expanded as a share of production in the US and UK while the share of wages has declined over the last thirty years. What policy changes enabled that? How might the balance be redressed?

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Council cuts03/12/14 11:09:00 Thomas Barry
   Re:Council cuts03/12/14 11:22:00 Michael Moran
   Re:Council cuts03/12/14 12:17:00 Ken Munn
      Re:Re:Council cuts03/12/14 12:21:00 John Connelly
         Business rate 03/12/14 12:45:00 John Todd
            Re:Business rate 03/12/14 13:34:00 John Connelly
   Re:Council cuts03/12/14 13:16:00 Adrian Irving
      Re:Re:Council cuts03/12/14 16:08:00 Andrew OSullivan
         Re:Re:Re:Council cuts03/12/14 16:32:00 David McLoughlin
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts04/12/14 09:47:00 Andrew OSullivan
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts04/12/14 10:06:00 David McLoughlin
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts04/12/14 13:00:00 Steve Taylor
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 08:19:00 Andrew OSullivan
         Re:Re:Re:Council cuts03/12/14 16:35:00 Richard Greenhough
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts03/12/14 16:44:00 Jeni Evans
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts03/12/14 17:25:00 Richard Greenhough
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts03/12/14 21:14:00 Steve Taylor
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts04/12/14 09:43:00 Richard Greenhough
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts04/12/14 14:03:00 Adam Beamish
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 08:50:00 Julian Pavey
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 09:21:00 Guy Lambert
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 10:44:00 Francis Rowe
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 13:00:00 David McLoughlin
                                    LBH. Consultants05/12/14 13:02:00 John Todd
                                       Re:LBH. Consultants05/12/14 13:29:00 Dave William
                                          Re:Re:LBH. Consultants05/12/14 14:10:00 Steve Taylor
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 13:56:00 Steve Taylor
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 14:24:00 Guy Lambert
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 19:45:00 Richard Greenhough
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 14:04:00 Steve Taylor
                              Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 14:24:00 Steve Taylor
                                 Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 14:31:00 John Connelly
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Council cuts05/12/14 14:37:00 Paul Allen

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