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# public-pay - Saturday 18 May, 2013

55 public-paid educators earning more than the Taoiseach
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

55 public-paid educators earning more than the Taoiseach

May 18th 2013, 7:45 AM 15,607 Views 66 Comments

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
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

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

May 16th 2013, 6:30 AM 10,317 Views 121 Comments

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
# Garda Pay
# Garda Pay

Gardaí to keep premium payments after latest public pay talks

May 14th 2013, 5:44 PM 13,433 Views 144 Comments

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

# public-pay - Monday 13 May, 2013

Health unions in new public pay talks as Croke Park cuts are tweaked
# Croke Park 2a
# Croke Park 2a

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

May 13th 2013, 7:05 PM 10,519 Views 94 Comments

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

Croke Park deal should INCREASE spending, not cut it, says union
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

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

May 13th 2013, 6:50 AM 5,756 Views 27 Comments

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
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

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

May 13th 2013, 6:30 AM 10,792 Views 110 Comments

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
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

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

May 12th 2013, 8:00 PM 14,562 Views 6 Comments

Here are the things we loved, learned and shared today.

SIPTU boss says temporary tax hikes to high earners could avoid public cuts
# Croke Park 2a
# Croke Park 2a

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

May 12th 2013, 2:05 PM 8,803 Views 108 Comments

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
# Croke Park 2

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

May 10th 2013, 6:55 AM 10,149 Views 81 Comments

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-pay - Friday 26 April, 2013

Lower-paid civil servants to discuss Croke Park fallout
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Lower-paid civil servants to discuss Croke Park fallout

Apr 26th 2013, 7:54 AM 5,417 Views 38 Comments

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
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

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

Apr 24th 2013, 12:22 PM 11,050 Views 154 Comments

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
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

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

Apr 23rd 2013, 9:13 AM 5,487 Views 81 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

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

Apr 18th 2013, 12:32 PM 6,813 Views 82 Comments

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
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Welfare, health and transport cuts confirmed in revised Budget figures

Apr 18th 2013, 11:03 AM 13,284 Views 141 Comments

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
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

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

Apr 17th 2013, 11:36 AM 8,991 Views 139 Comments

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
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

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

Apr 12th 2013, 1:52 PM 7,489 Views 64 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Apr 4th 2013, 10:15 AM 17,945 Views 248 Comments

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
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

Secondary teachers' union to recommend No vote on pay proposals

Mar 7th 2013, 7:11 PM 7,457 Views 82 Comments

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
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Doctors' union advises members to reject Croke Park 2 deal

Mar 6th 2013, 6:54 PM 6,371 Views 60 Comments

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
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

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

Mar 5th 2013, 2:35 PM 5,864 Views 30 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

How do workers decide whether Croke Park II is approved?

Mar 2nd 2013, 8:15 AM 7,830 Views 46 Comments

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
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

Garda body lashes out at SIPTU comments on pay deal

Mar 1st 2013, 6:02 PM 12,909 Views 111 Comments

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
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

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

Mar 1st 2013, 3:01 PM 18,551 Views 95 Comments

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
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

IMPACT recommends workers vote to accept Croke Park 2 deal

Feb 28th 2013, 5:16 PM 8,260 Views 79 Comments

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

# public-pay - Monday 25 February, 2013

At a glance: What’s in the proposed public pay deal
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

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

Feb 25th 2013, 1:56 PM 52,216 Views 231 Comments

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
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

Government, public service unions reach deal on extending Croke Park

Feb 25th 2013, 1:15 PM 26,817 Views 218 Comments

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

# public-pay - Thursday 21 February, 2013

# public-pay - Friday 15 February, 2013

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

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

Feb 15th 2013, 4:34 PM 4,231 Views 30 Comments

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
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

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

Jan 30th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,604 Views 19 Comments

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
# Euroleaks
# Euroleaks

Troika wants less pay, more hours for public sector workers

Jan 11th 2013, 11:25 AM 17,124 Views 174 Comments

A draft Troika report, obtained by TheJournal.ie, 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
# Watchdog
# Watchdog

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

Nov 1st 2012, 4:24 PM 11,804 Views 68 Comments

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?
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

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

Oct 21st 2012, 8:45 AM 8,306 Views 29 Comments

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
# Allowances
# Allowances

Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances

Oct 20th 2012, 2:15 PM 4,484 Views 30 Comments

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
# Teachers
# Teachers

Department overpaid teachers and school staff by €1.1 million

Sep 27th 2012, 3:43 PM 9,771 Views 29 Comments

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
# Pay

Average industrial wage down by 3.3 per cent in second quarter

Aug 29th 2012, 11:28 AM 17,907 Views 42 Comments

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
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

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

Jun 13th 2012, 12:34 PM 2,564 Views 40 Comments

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
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

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

Apr 23rd 2012, 12:31 PM 5,911 Views 112 Comments

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