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#Privilege Days

# privilege-days - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

Op-ed: The civil service should be run as if it were a company

Simon Cunnane, a reader of, has been following the commentary on civil servants’ ‘privilege days’ – and believes those running it could learn a little from the management style of Henry Ford.

Privilege days case might lead Howlin to tackle all public sector leave

After plan to abolish two privilege days for civil servants was rejected yesterday, Government may look to make savings across a broader section of public servants.

# privilege-days - Monday 21 March, 2011

Civil servants hold onto their two 'privilege days'

The days – taken at Easter and Christmas – date back to pre-Independence days.