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# teaching unions
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”.
# Austerity
'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.
# Public Pay
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.
# Public Sector
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.
# Pay deal
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.
# Public Sector
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.
# Croke Park 2a
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 2
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.
# Croke Park II
Howlin: It's in personal interests of public workers to accept pay cuts
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 2a
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 Sector
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
Sector-specific talks on table as Howlin prepares for defeat on pay deal
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
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.
Voices
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.
# Prisons
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 II
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.
Voices
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
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.
# croke park 2
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.
# Public Pay
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.
# you told us
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?
Voices
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.
# Leaders' Questions
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
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.
# Leaders' Questions
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
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”.
# croke park 2
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.
Voices
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
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
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.
# Budget 2014
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
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.
# Your Say
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.
# Education
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.
# Garda cuts
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.