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#Public Sector

# public-sector - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Impact to meet today as more unions oppose Croke Park II

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

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It’s not about public sector vs private sector. It’s about human rights.

Civil servant union to recommend No vote on Croke Park II

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

President won't say if he would take further pay cut under Croke Park II

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

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

New Croke Park deal close to completion

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

Column: Croke Park talks show there is no ease up on austerity

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

Nurses will "never agree" to Sunday premium cuts

The INMO said it will not be moving the proposals as it returns to talks on the Croke Park Agreement today.

# public-sector - Monday 18 February, 2013

Explainer: What’s on the table in the Croke Park talks?

The government is seeking additional savings from the public sector, setting it on a collision course with unions. Here’s what it’s all about…

# public-sector - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Poll: Do you think the government will be successful in this round of Croke Park talks? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the government will be successful in this round of Croke Park talks?

Most unions are returning to talks today but will the government be able to reach a deal to save €170 million through pay cuts?

# public-sector - Friday 15 February, 2013

Firefighter union chief says he's been barred from all Dublin fire stations

John Kidd, whose union claims to represent most of the firefighters working in Dublin, says he is barred from entering any fire station in the capital amid disputes with management over cuts to resources.

# public-sector - Saturday 2 February, 2013

AGSI demands 'actions not words' from Noonan over garda pay talks

The AGSI has today welcomed comments by the Finance Minister Michael Noonan that there was “nothing categoric” in terms of the €1 billion garda payroll cuts – but says actions and not words are needed.

# public-sector - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

New system to eliminate half a million public service invoices

The new agreement will target up to €200 million of state expenditure which involves processing the invoices.

# public-sector - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Column: Young nurses are right to boycott the new graduate scheme

Young nurses are right to boycott the new nursing graduate scheme, which would further cut pay for new graduates entering the Health Services, writes Patrick Nulty TD.

# public-sector - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Government shrugs off EU fears to proceeds with public job cuts

Brendan Howlin today confirmed he was continuing with plans to cut public staff numbers by 9,500 in two years.

# public-sector - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Public sector pay cuts not ruled out, increments on the table - Taoiseach

In a wide-ranging interview with RTÉ, the Taoiseach also said that he was “not in the business of providing abortion on demand” and said the Anglo promissory note would be restructured.

# public-sector - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Older people ‘living in fear’ over reduced garda presence in their communities

Active Retirement Ireland says growing numbers of older people are frightened of criminals acting with “impunity” after cuts to policing presence.

UNITE vows to oppose public sector cuts at talks today

The Government and trade unions are to sit down for discussions today, with cuts expected to be tabled.

# public-sector - Monday 14 January, 2013

Talks on extending Croke Park Agreement begin today

The Government seeks savings of €1 billion over three years by agreeing on significant changes to working conditions and pay in the public sector.

# public-sector - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Plans to cut another 9,500 public jobs are 'too costly', says Troika

A leaked European Commission report raises questions over Brendan Howlin’s plans to further downsize the public sector.

# public-sector - Friday 11 January, 2013

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

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

# public-sector - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Howlin activates new 'average earnings' pensions scheme for public workers

Any new entrant to the public sector will have their final pension calculated based on their average wage, not their final salary.

# public-sector - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Plight of nurses exposes futility of the Croke Park deal

We’re breaking the hiring freeze to staff our health service – and the new entrants will be taking the pay cuts nobody else wants.

# public-sector - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Howlin wants to extend Croke Park to 2016 and make extra €1bn savings

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform plans to meet with public sector unions next week.

# public-sector - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

# public-sector - Friday 2 November, 2012

Column: Public sector increments are like a parallel universe

Imagine asking for a pay rise after your business goes bust. That’s the reality of increments, writes Keith Redmond.

# public-sector - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Government launches performance measure website

How is Ireland doing? The Government has launched a pilot performance measurement website Ireland Stat to answer that question.

# public-sector - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Column: Despite the critics, the Croke Park Agreement is working

Croke Park is polarising – but it wouldn’t have survived this long if it wasn’t working. Here’s ten reasons that prove it, writes Niall Shanahan.

# public-sector - Monday 22 October, 2012

Over half of JobBridge finishers are in paid employment

However a report also indicated one third of participants who finished placements early said they were dissatisfied with their internship.

# public-sector - 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-sector - 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-sector - Monday 15 October, 2012

Troika have no issue with reported Croke Park savings – government

The Department of Public Expenditure says it’s checked with the Troika – and there’s no worries about the reported savings.

Fine Gael TDs challenge Government stance on Croke Park

The eight TDs argue in today’s Irish Examiner that “protecting core pay” does not equate to supporting incremental pay increases and allowances for high earners.

# public-sector - Thursday 11 October, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Gilmore: 'Individual departments' to pursue public sector allowance cuts

The Tánaiste says the planned removal of public sector allowances will be done in “accordance with industrial relation procedures”.

IBEC's wish list: Stop public sector pay increments, increase working hours

The calls for change come ahead of a Public Accounts Committee hearing on the Public Service Reform

# public-sector - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Government criticised over Defence Force allowances and Ombudsman downgrade

PDFORRA has said members are not entitled to overtime and so allowances are part of core pay.

# public-sector - Monday 1 October, 2012

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland

Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.