Public Sector Pay
Public sector workers might have their pay partially restored to pre-crash levels. Talks on pay restoration for 300,000 public staff start tomorrow between the Government and the unions.
To discuss the various positions we had in studio Sheila Nunan from Irish National Teachers’ Organisation, Danny McCoy from Irish Business and Employers Confederation and Professor John Fitzgerald from the Economic and Social Research Institute.
General President of SIPTU Jack O'Connor said yesterday that public service unions are looking at the abolition of the pension levy, the reinstatement of pay, the ending of the recruitment moratorium in critical areas and a strengthening of commitments against privatisation and outsourcing.
Read More: Public pay: strive for parity not a premium, Prof John Fitzgerald, The Irish Times, 5th May 2015
Read More: Public service workers set to gain €800 each, Fiach Kelly and Martin Wall, The Irish Times, 7th May 2015
Read More: O’Sullivan says teachers ‘need to be realistic’ in pay claim, Joe Humphreys, The Irish Times, 7th April 2015
Read More: Cliff Taylor: Why the Government must reject unions’ pay restoration agenda, Cliff Taylor, The Irish Times, 4th April 2015