The boss’s union IBEC have announced their target for pay rises next year. They report that 82 percent of their members intend to give rises of 3.8%.
But this is well below the rate of inflation which is currently running at 6.3%. In other words, the bosses want us to accept another pay cut.
Last year many workers settled for a miserable 3% pay rise when inflation was at least double that.
Far from accepting another pay cut, we need rises that compensate us for what we lost last year.
The union leaders are preparing to enter negotiations for next year’s pay round.
They should get the message loud and clear: we will not accept another pay cut.