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Poll: Is it time for a new public sector pay agreement?

Current starting salaries for gardaí, nurses, and teachers are still lagging significantly behind their 2010 equivalents.

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe (centre)
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe (centre)
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THE LANSDOWNE ROAD agreement of May 2015 set in motion a timeline for pay restoration for public sector workers.

Industrial unrest has been a constant presence over the course of 2016, with teachers’ strikes still in the offing, a recent Garda day of action avoided at the last minute, and various other branches of public sector workers threatening similar action themselves.

Figures published on TheJournal.ie today show that starting salaries for gardaí, nurses, and teachers in Ireland still lag significantly behind their equivalents from 2010.

The Government continues to insist that Lansdowne Road is the only show in town. But should that still be the case?

We’re asking: Is is time for a new public sector pay agreement?


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