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# croke-park-2 - Friday 20 September, 2013

TUI votes to accept Haddington Road after ASTI members say 'no'

The TUI’s General Secretary said members had accepted the public sector pay deal reluctantly, but that in this case it was the “lesser of two evils”.

# croke-park-2 - Saturday 27 July, 2013

'SIPTU Grassroots Unite' to protest in Dublin today

The group will march to the headquarters of the ICTU in Parnell Square from the Garden of Remembrance today at 2pm.

# croke-park-2 - Friday 28 June, 2013

Another union votes in favour of Haddington Road deal

The Association of Higher and Civil Public Servants has voted 64 to 36 per cent to back the agreement.

# croke-park-2 - Friday 24 May, 2013

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.

# croke-park-2 - 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.

# croke-park-2 - 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.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

# croke-park-2 - 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.

# croke-park-2 - 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.

# croke-park-2 - Friday 10 May, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

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.

# croke-park-2 - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your (rainy) Wednesday morning.

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.

# croke-park-2 - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Column: It's fanciful to think a wealth tax would make the rich leave Ireland

A former IMF head of the mission for Ireland has said an entire reliance on austerity was not the right move – yet we’re still following that road. David Cronin asks why.

# croke-park-2 - Friday 3 May, 2013

Prison officers: 'We can't deal with 16-year-olds - we're not child carers'

The Prison Officers Association says members need special training to deal with underage inmates – and they don’t get it.

# croke-park-2 - 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.

Column: To restore our financial credibility, tough decisions must be taken on Croke Park 2

You can’t spend money you don’t have, writes Seán Murphy, who says Jack O’Connor’s proposal to use the €1 billion promissory note savings and taxing the wealthy is not a viable solution.

# croke-park-2 - 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.

Revised Budget figures presented to Dáil - including Croke Park 2 cuts

Opposition parties say Brendan Howlin shouldn’t have compiled Budget figures assuming that Croke Park 2 would be accepted.

# croke-park-2 - 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.

# croke-park-2 - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

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.

# croke-park-2 - 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.

# croke-park-2 - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Shatter tells garda superintendents he's 'sorry they felt excluded' from Croke Park talks

The Justice Minister also said that recruitment would now have to be delayed because there must be funds to pay for them.

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.

# croke-park-2 - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Hayes: People shouldn't be fooled by union leaders

The Junior Minister said that those arguing for a No vote are “arguing for the unknown”.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your Tuesday.

# croke-park-2 - Monday 15 April, 2013

Seven unions have now rejected Croke Park II proposals

Earlier, two unions representing builders and plasterers both said that the deal would offer job security for members and voted in favour of it.

Column: ‘Over the past five years, I’ve seen the heart being torn from our schools’

Cuts to teachers’ salaries and increased taxation have left some of my colleagues just making ends meet, writes Carmel Hume.

# croke-park-2 - 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.

# croke-park-2 - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Unions against Croke Park deal will 'not be bound' by ICTU vote

Minister Brendan Howlin ha said that it is “dishonest” to say that there are no consequences arising from a ‘no’ vote.

# croke-park-2 - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Fiscal council finds 'wiggle room' on Budget targets - but wants full cuts

The Fiscal Advisory Council recommends sticking to plans for another €5.1bn in cuts over two years – even though we’re on course to be well ahead of the EU’s deficit targets.

# croke-park-2 - 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.

# croke-park-2 - 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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here’s what you should know as you kick off your Thursday. (It’s a four-day week, hang in there.)

# croke-park-2 - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Teachers' union votes to reject further talks on Croke Park 2

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland also proposed the withdrawal of goodwill tasks like supervision duties.

# croke-park-2 - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Garda Commissioner says 'more needs to be done with fewer resources'

Speaking at the AGSI’s annual conference, Martin Callinan said that gardaí are “not immune” from the cuts to public expenditure.

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