The Unite union says there was an angry reaction from its members to the news yesterday that the average salary in the public sector was over £42,000.
The index of earnings was published yesterday by the States Statistics Unit and showed that the average weekly wage in Jersey was £620. However in the public sector it was £810 a week.
But the Union’s regional officer Nick Corbel said that States manual, parish and technical workers earned nowhere near that type of wage.
‘The figures included the earnings of people like hospital consultants, senior civil servants and legal advisers. They can give a false impression and no way does it give an idea of how much the ordinary worker earns,’ he said.
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