THE GOVERNMENT WILL resume talks today with public sector unions in hopes of reaching a deal on an extension of the Croke Park Agreement.
Cuts to overtime pay for weekends and nights as well as a proposal to lengthen the working day will all be on the table as the government looks to make savings of around €170 million.
Bodies representing gardaí of all levels have already withdrawn from the talks and will not be returning though the Irish Nurses and Midwives Association has said it will join talks, despite tension over the Graduate Nursing Scheme.
The government appears to be sticking to its plans despite opposition from unions but associations representing gardaí in particular are adamant that they will not negotiate any deal that includes pay cuts.
We want to know: Do you think the government will be successful in achieving a deal to save €170 million in this round of talks?