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#Public Sector

# public-sector - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

The Croke Park Agreement saved the taxpayer €1.8 billion

The final report of the public sector pay deal’s implementation body has outlined the savings it achieved.

# public-sector - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Public service obligation routes should be put out to competitive tender

The government should put public service obligation and school routes out to competitive tender – doing so would save 20 to 30 per cent on simply handing over such cash to public sector monopolies, writes Aaron McKenna.

# public-sector - Friday 21 June, 2013

TUI, ASTI recommend ballot of members on Haddington Road pay deal

The teachers’ unions both decided today to recommend a ballot of their members. The move comes after a number of unions accepted the deal.

# public-sector - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

IMO tells members to vote Yes on Haddington Road deal - reluctantly

The doctors’ union says the proposals on the table are “far from perfect” but that on balance, the deal is worth backing.

# public-sector - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Column: The Haddington Road deal is just the same as the last, with a few tweaks

Instead of uniting against this draconian piece of legislation, the unions are operating under a ‘me fein’ attitude that will help no one, writes Kieran Allen.

# public-sector - Friday 31 May, 2013

UNITE tells members they should vote against Haddington Road deal

The union says the new proposals don’t address its concerns about the broader economic effect of public pay cuts.

# public-sector - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

"This was a very difficult decision": INMO accepts Haddington Road deal

The INMO had rejected the Croke Park II pay deal but has said the new deal is the best available for its members

# public-sector - Monday 27 May, 2013

Haddington Road deal may not be constitutional, says union

The Irish Federation of University Teachers says it has hired a senior barrister to examine the constitutionality of the proposed deal to see if it can be challenged in the courts.

# public-sector - Friday 24 May, 2013

Doctors' union delays decision on whether to back new pay deal

The Irish Medical Organisation wants clarification on the nature of proposed talks to encourage junior doctors against emigrating.

Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'

Negotiations have “concluded” on the Haddington Road deal, said the junior finance minister, adding less favourable conditions will apply to those unions who reject it.

# public-sector - Monday 20 May, 2013

University lecturers agree to enter new Croke Park talks

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.

Pay talks continue as coalition concedes €300m target might be missed

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

Howlin: Contingency plans in place for pay cuts ‘one way or another’ Public Sector This post contains videos

Howlin: Contingency plans in place for pay cuts ‘one way or another’

Brendan Howlin says the Government will accept pay deals with individual unions if an overall deal is impossible.

# public-sector - 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.

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-sector - Sunday 12 May, 2013

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.

Joan Burton: In everybody's interest that we get a public sector pay 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

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 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

Five days to go: New deadline to reach deal on public sector pay cuts

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

Greece forced to sack 15,500 public workers to keep EU funds

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

Fewer than one third of people support public sector pay cuts

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

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-sector - 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-sector - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Government to seek negotiations with unions over cutting €300m from pay

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.

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-sector - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Aaron McKenna: We must sacrifice industrial peace to save the nation

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

Three teachers unions to ballot for industrial action including possible strikes

The executives of the ASTI, the TUI and the INTO have decided to begin balloting members next month.

# public-sector - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Nurses warn of industrial action if government legislates for pay cuts

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

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-sector - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Croke Park II rejected as SIPTU, INTO, Unite and INMO vote No

SIPTU, the INMO, the IMO and Unite have all rejected the pay deal today.

# public-sector - 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-sector - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Report finds Croke Park deal could push women out of workforce

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

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-sector - Monday 18 March, 2013

Frontline workers ramp up campaign against Croke Park 2

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.

Union tells government to 'stay the hell away' from voting process

Regional Secratary of UNITE hit out at the government, accusing it of “subverting the democratic process”.

# public-sector - Thursday 14 March, 2013

SIPTU encourages members to accept Croke Park agreement

The union said that the proposals on the table were “the best that could be obtained through negotiation”.

# public-sector - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Four unions launch joint No campaign to Croke Park 2

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

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?