# public-sector - Today’s News
# public-sector - Yesterday’s News
The Irish Federation of University Teachers said it was up to the official side to prove that talks on a new pay deal are not just an attempt to persuade people to accept proposals that have already been rejected.
The Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes said that the original target of €300 million savings for the year might not be achieved.
# public-sector - Tuesday 14 May, 2013
Brendan Howlin says the Government will accept pay deals with individual unions if an overall deal is impossible.
# public-sector - Monday 13 May, 2013
The LRC has agreed amendments to the increment freeze for higher earners, while extended working weeks will be delayed.
UNITE says trying to cut the public pay bill will shrink the economy – so the proposed savings should be invested instead.
As he prepares for Kieran Mulvey to sound the death knell on pay talks, Brendan Howlin says national solvency is good for everyone.
# public-sector - Sunday 12 May, 2013
Jack O’Connor says he is becoming optimistic that there could yet be progress on a replacement to the Croke Park 2 deal.
The Minister for Social Protection says she is “hopeful” a deal can be reached with unions ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.
# public-sector - Friday 10 May, 2013
The public expenditure minister tells TheJournal.ie that some unions would need a dramatic U-turn – and that the next option is negotiating with unions on an individual basis.
# public-sector - Wednesday 8 May, 2013
The government is seeking to cut public sector pay by €300 million this year and hopes for a negotiated settlement with trade unions by next week.
# public-sector - Monday 29 April, 2013
MPs have signed off on laws which enforce the first mandatory public layoffs in Greece for over a century.
# public-sector - Saturday 27 April, 2013
A new opinion poll has also found that the majority of respondents want the government to try to renegotiate the Croke Park pay agreement.
# public-sector - Friday 26 April, 2013
The Civil Public and Services Union’s annual conference will discuss how to act now that Croke Park 2 has been rejected.
# public-sector - Wednesday 24 April, 2013
Enda Kenny says workers rejected the Croke Park 2 deal knowing it would have protected them against mandatory redundancies.
# public-sector - Tuesday 23 April, 2013
5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…
The Cabinet decided this morning to ask the head of the Labour Relations Commission to seek out unions and determine whether or not there is a basis for further negotiations.
Jack O’Connor says using the €1 billion annual savings, and a higher tax rate on high earners, can avoid wide public strikes.
# public-sector - Saturday 20 April, 2013
We have been treating nurses and gardai as equal in importance to receptionists and quango directors, they are not equal in importance, writes Aaron McKenna.
# public-sector - Friday 19 April, 2013
The executives of the ASTI, the TUI and the INTO have decided to begin balloting members next month.
# public-sector - Thursday 18 April, 2013
The Psychiatric Nurses Association has called on other public sector unions to threaten a ballot on industrial action if the government legislates to cut pay.
# public-sector - Wednesday 17 April, 2013
Enda Kenny says the outcome of the Croke Park 2 vote doesn’t change the Government’s need to cut public payroll costs.
# public-sector - Tuesday 16 April, 2013
SIPTU, the INMO, the IMO and Unite have all rejected the pay deal today.
# public-sector - Friday 12 April, 2013
The union, which represents engineering and electrical workers, is the third to vote against the deal.
# public-sector - Tuesday 9 April, 2013
The equality audit found that changes to working hours and work sharing arrangements would disproportionately affect female public sector workers.
# public-sector - Thursday 4 April, 2013
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland is balloting over a strike if its members, who have rejected the deal, are bound by it anyway.
# public-sector - Monday 18 March, 2013
Gardaí, nurses and firefighters will see their pay cut by between 3 and 11 per cent under the pay deal, says the 24/7 Frontline Services Alliance.
Regional Secratary of UNITE hit out at the government, accusing it of “subverting the democratic process”.
# public-sector - Thursday 14 March, 2013
The union said that the proposals on the table were “the best that could be obtained through negotiation”.
# public-sector - Thursday 7 March, 2013
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), the Civil Public and Services Union (CPSU) and Unite are joinign in a campaign against the new proposals.
# public-sector - Saturday 2 March, 2013
The working conditions of 292,000 public workers could changed by the new proposals. So what happens now?
# public-sector - Thursday 28 February, 2013
There is growing opposition to the proposed deal on cuts and reforms to public sector pay and conditions but the support of Impact and Siptu will be crucial for the government.
# public-sector - Wednesday 27 February, 2013
It’s not about public sector vs private sector. It’s about human rights.
The AHCPS which represents more than 2,700 public sector workers says its members have already taken pay reductions of at least 15 per cent.
# public-sector - Tuesday 26 February, 2013
Michael D Higgins already voluntarily cut his pay by 23.5 per cent to just under €250,000 in 2011 but Áras an Uachtaráin will not say whether he would take a further pay cut.
# public-sector - Monday 25 February, 2013
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The Labour Relations Commission has released details of its proposals that unions will now be asked to vote on.
ICTU says the deal reached means better protections for public servants than across-the-board pay cuts.
The Minister for Public Expenditure, Brendan Howlin, arrived at the talks in Lansdowne House in Dublin in the past hour.
# public-sector - Sunday 24 February, 2013
Trumpeting their success with the promissory note last week, up against the unions this week. We are not out of the woods yet, not by a long shot, writes Kieran Allen.
# public-sector - Tuesday 19 February, 2013
The INMO said it will not be moving the proposals as it returns to talks on the Croke Park Agreement today.