O'Leary: Government should impose public sector pay cuts

The head of Ryanair has said the government should impose paycuts to the public sector.

Yesterday, the Public Expenditure Minister would not say if legislate would be imposed to implement a pay cut across the board on public servants, after unions rejected the Croke Park 2 proposals.

The government is looking to making savings of €300m this year on the public pay bill.

Speaking this morning at the Free Trade convention organised by the US Embassy in Dublin, Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary said that the government should impose the cuts.

"Government should do what it said it would do, legislate and impose pay cuts and efficiencies in the public sector," he said.

"I'm fairly certain that the government will…..prove yet again that they're spineless."

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