Public sector staff paid more than private sector employees

Public sector workers earn £210 per week more than those at private companies, according to research.

The analysis by pensions expert Ros Altmann for the Daily Mail found that the average state worker secures an extra £150 per week in pension payments – on top of a £60 per week higher wage.

An average public sector employee now has total earnings including pension of £650 per week, or £33,800 a year. The average private sector worker earns £22,900 a year.

According to the Daily Mail, private sector workers pay 91p into public sector pension schemes through taxes for every £1 they save for their own retirement.

Altmann said: “The public sector unions have negotiated amazing deals for themselves and their workers”

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