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#Public Pay

# public-pay - Saturday 18 May, 2013

55 public-paid educators earning more than the Taoiseach

Figures released by Ruairí Quinn show that 55 people under the remit of the Dept of Education earn over €200,000 a year.

# public-pay - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Ministers will not be singled out for extra pay cuts, insists Howlin Exclusive

Brendan Howlin says the €150,000 salary ministers will earn after Croke Park 2 compares well to the private sector.

# public-pay - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Gardaí to keep premium payments after latest public pay talks

The GRA says its talks at the Labour Relations Commission mark the first time it’s ever negotiated directly with employers.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

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# public-pay - Monday 13 May, 2013

Health unions in new public pay talks as Croke Park cuts are tweaked

The LRC has agreed amendments to the increment freeze for higher earners, while extended working weeks will be delayed.

The 5 at 5: Monday

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Croke Park deal should INCREASE spending, not cut it, says union

UNITE says trying to cut the public pay bill will shrink the economy – so the proposed savings should be invested instead.

Howlin: It's in personal interests of public workers to accept pay cuts Exclusive

As he prepares for Kieran Mulvey to sound the death knell on pay talks, Brendan Howlin says national solvency is good for everyone.

# public-pay - Sunday 12 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added not-quite-collapsed buildings

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SIPTU boss says temporary tax hikes to high earners could avoid public cuts

Jack O’Connor says he is becoming optimistic that there could yet be progress on a replacement to the Croke Park 2 deal.

# public-pay - Friday 10 May, 2013

Sector-specific talks on table as Howlin prepares for defeat on pay deal Croke Park 2 This post contains videos

Sector-specific talks on table as Howlin prepares for defeat on pay deal Exclusive

The public expenditure minister tells that some unions would need a dramatic U-turn – and that the next option is negotiating with unions on an individual basis.

# public-pay - Friday 26 April, 2013

Lower-paid civil servants to discuss Croke Park fallout

The Civil Public and Services Union’s annual conference will discuss how to act now that Croke Park 2 has been rejected.

# public-pay - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

No deal on public pay means no protection against job cuts - Kenny

Enda Kenny says workers rejected the Croke Park 2 deal knowing it would have protected them against mandatory redundancies.

# public-pay - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

SIPTU president wants promissory note savings used to avoid public pay cuts

Jack O’Connor says using the €1 billion annual savings, and a higher tax rate on high earners, can avoid wide public strikes.

# public-pay - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Gilmore won't say whether Government will legislate for public pay cuts

The Tánaiste calls for ‘calm, reasoned reflection’ after the Croke Park 2 pay proposals were struck down by public workers.

Welfare, health and transport cuts confirmed in revised Budget figures

The government’s revised estimates for public spending in 2012 affirm where the State plans to send its money this year.

# public-pay - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Government 'absolutely united' behind Howlin in bid to save €300m: Kenny

Enda Kenny says the outcome of the Croke Park 2 vote doesn’t change the Government’s need to cut public payroll costs.

# public-pay - Friday 12 April, 2013

TEEU rejects 'Croke Park 2' proposals by two-to-one margin

The union, which represents engineering and electrical workers, is the third to vote against the deal.

# public-pay - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Poll: Would you support a teachers' strike if Croke Park 2 comes in without consent? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a teachers' strike if Croke Park 2 comes in without consent?

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland is balloting over a strike if its members, who have rejected the deal, are bound by it anyway.

# public-pay - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Secondary teachers' union to recommend No vote on pay proposals

The ASTI says public sector workers have already contributed enough, and savings should be made through the tax system.

# public-pay - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Doctors' union advises members to reject Croke Park 2 deal

The Irish Medical Organisation’s council unanimously recommends a No vote when members are balloted next month.

# public-pay - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

UNITE union recommends that members reject 'Croke Park 2' deal

The union, which withdrew from the talks the night before the LRC proposals were released, advocates a No vote.

# public-pay - Saturday 2 March, 2013

How do workers decide whether Croke Park II is approved?

The working conditions of 292,000 public workers could changed by the new proposals. So what happens now?

# public-pay - Friday 1 March, 2013

Garda body lashes out at SIPTU comments on pay deal

The Garda Representative Association rubbishes Patricia King’s claims that Gardaí could have secured a ‘side deal’.

Public workers have 18 months to retire on 'peak' pay

Staff who retire before August 2014 will receive pensions based on the salary they had before the ‘Croke Park 2′ pay cuts.

# public-pay - Thursday 28 February, 2013

IMPACT recommends workers vote to accept Croke Park 2 deal

The country’s largest public service union says the deal is the best one that could be achieved through negotiations.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

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# public-pay - Monday 25 February, 2013

At a glance: What’s in the proposed public pay deal

The Labour Relations Commission has released details of its proposals that unions will now be asked to vote on.

Government, public service unions reach deal on extending Croke Park

ICTU says the deal reached means better protections for public servants than across-the-board pay cuts.

# public-pay - Thursday 21 February, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day.

# public-pay - Friday 15 February, 2013

UNITE demands explanation over economic effect of €1bn pay saving

The trade union says it can’t consider cutting members’ pay unless it knows what effect the cuts will have on the economy.

# public-pay - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Cutting €1bn in public pay will shave up to 0.5% off GDP - ESRI

Cutting public sector pay by €1bn will result in a reduction of 0.25% – 0.5% in GDP, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute.

# public-pay - Friday 11 January, 2013

Troika wants less pay, more hours for public sector workers Exclusive

A draft Troika report, obtained by, reveals suggestions that the Croke Park Agreement may not go far enough.

# public-pay - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Some allowances should be subsumed into core pay, say Garda reps

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and representatives of garda bodies appearing before Public Accounts Committee.

# public-pay - Sunday 21 October, 2012

In numbers: How much government spending is protected under Croke Park?

Public pay and pensions can’t be touched under Croke Park. So just how much of public spending does that make up?

# public-pay - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances

The Public Accounts Committee is to review allowances paid to ministers and others – and could ask for them to be cut.

# public-pay - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Department overpaid teachers and school staff by €1.1 million

The Comptroller & Auditor General says the Department of Education was late in introducing pay cuts to new teachers in 2011.

# public-pay - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Average industrial wage down by 3.3 per cent in second quarter Pay

Average industrial wage down by 3.3 per cent in second quarter

The average industrial worker now earns €41,807 a year; the average salary across all sectors is down to €35,768.

# public-pay - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Croke Park deal saved €920m in second year, report says

The Implementation Body for the public service pay deal says savings of €900m have been made between pay and non-pay.

# public-pay - Monday 23 April, 2012

Nearly two-thirds of civil servants in line for pay increase this year

63 per cent of civil servants – including 2,776 who already earn over €70k – are entitled to ‘increments’ this year.