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# Pay

Last month
January 2023
# Education
Teachers in England and Wales vote for strikes in pay dispute
The National Education Union has declared seven days of walkouts in February and March.
Last year
Money Diary: An office worker in the east on €26K working in Dublin
This week, our reader is enjoying a hybrid work setup.
High-earning public servants to have pay restored, as Varadkar admits timing 'isn't the best'
The public servants due to have their pay restored include medical consultants, members of the judiciary and some CEOs.
# budget 2023
Moving income tax credits and bands will improve take-home pay, says Donohoe
The finance minister says Government will use indexation to up peoples’ take-home pay.
# Pay dispute
'They feel forgotten': Disruption to lab tests for GPs and hospitals as medical scientists to strike
Five additional strike days are planned if the union and the HSE cannot come to a resolution.
# agsi
Online domestic violence training, rosters and pay all key issues at garda conference
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors begin their annual conference today in Killarney, Co Kerry.
Minimum wage rise leads to less hours in some cases - but workers still benefit overall
Following recommendations from the Low Pay Commission, the Irish minimum wage has increased on a yearly basis from 2016 onwards.
All time
Student nurses Dáil protest: 'I know I'm not staying in Ireland - after I'm qualified, I'm gone'
Trade union representatives and opposition TDs said that paying student nurses was about securing the health service.
# Section 39 workers
HSE and unions strike deal on pay for voluntary health and social-service providers
During the economic crisis, Section 39 organisations were told by the HSE to cut staff pay – but they were not restored.
# student nurses
Student nurses motion was 'party politics' designed to make the 'government look bad', says Varadkar
A review on allowances is due by the end of the month.
Taoiseach says reports of 'exploitation and abuse' of student nurses should be investigated
Explainer: What is the current situation with unpaid student nurse placements?
# Pay
Irish rugby players yet to receive a proposal regarding possible salary cuts
It’s understood that Rugby Players Ireland is contacting its members this evening.
# Cuts
Roma players and coaches agree to go without pay for the next four months
The Serie A club has confirmed the agreement.
# Coronavirus
ICTU says employers should pay staff who are directed to self-isolate because of Covid-19
The organisation says there has been “considerable public debate” on the issue in recent days.
# Coronavirus
Here are workers' entitlements if they are affected by Covid-19
The first case of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland was confirmed over the weekend.
# Pay
President Michael D Higgins offers support to Defence Force staff over pay
Higgins was speaking at an event celebrating members of the Defence Forces.
# Delays
'Absolutely unacceptable': Teachers unsure of when they'll be paid after starting new jobs
Concerns have been raised about the length of time it takes to process teachers’ appointments.
# Pay
Consultants blame government for staffing 'crisis' as report finds pay higher than UK levels
A government report found that Irish consultants have higher gross salaries than the UK or New Zealand.
# Banks
Acting Central Bank governor says bankers' pay caps 'may limit the pool of candidates for senior positions'
The finance minister is currently considering a report which reviewed whether bankers’ pay should be increased.
'When you or I sit down in a restaurant, we need to know our tips are going directly to staff'
When a customer provides a tip after satisfactory service, they should know exactly where that money goes, writes Minister Regina Doherty.
# outside the coombe
Nurses on strike: 'You can't go home after your shift and feel you've done a good job'
We spoke to nurses on the picket line at the Coombe maternity hospital.
# pay issues
'Deeply shocking': Substitute teachers wrongly overtaxed after new system kicks in
The issue has affected a number of substitute teachers who were paid in the first and second pay runs of 2019.
# digging in
'A poorly-paid job in horrendous conditions': Archaeologists' strikes to continue as they demand better wages
The union has disputed the claim of a 65% increase in wages in the last four years, as its members’ contracts currently stipulate an hourly wage of €12.50.
# Low Pay Commission
'Low wage trap': Part-time employees and non-Irish nationals more likely to stay on minimum wage
Those on minimum wage are more likely to transition to higher pay than remain on the minimum wage, a study showed.
# Wage cap
Donohoe says bankers' pay cap of €500k is 'worth reviewing' as State-owned banks can't keep staff
The finance minister said State-owned banks are finding it difficult to retain staff due to wage competition.
# equal pay equal work
'During the summer she has to sign on': Some school secretaries are paid €10,900 a year, others €35,000
There are around 3,000 school secretaries in Ireland – most of whom are in precarious employment.
# Shortages
Boojum says it will stop deducting till shortages from staff's tips but 'may deduct from wages'
Mexican burrito bar Boojum has admitted to previously using staff tips to make up for shortages in the till.
# Wages
Garda management says it may be 'impossible' to afford wages for the rest of the year
The organisation has had to cap overtime to try to control its spending.
# Local Authorities
Councillors could be in store for pay increases as review considers their remuneration
A review of the role of elected members of local authorities is being commissioned.
# new teachers
Richard Bruton heckled at conference as teachers threaten to strike over pay issues
Unions have voted in favour of industrial action if pay inequality is not addressed.
# Netflix
Claire Foy was paid less than co-star Matt Smith despite playing the Queen
A producer of The Crown said the discrepancy was being resolved but that it will not benefit Foy.
# Irish Rail
Irish Rail ordered to pay €16,000 for false imprisonment of passenger
The payment was in relation to an incident that took place at Pearse Station in 2013.
# big earners
Here's how much the CEOs of Ireland's biggest companies earn
The head of building company CRH took home nearly €10m.
# new offer
Ryanair offers its Dublin pilots a pay rise after it agrees to recognise unions
The Dublin pilots had previously voted against an offer from the company.
# Living wage
Aldi staff will now earn the €11.70 an hour living wage
It is the first supermarket to commit to paying the living wage.
# Cash
Gardaí working up to 100 hours a week for overtime payments of up to €68,500
Gardaí spent €107 million on overtime so far this year with one garda earning €68,641 in overtime alone.
# Overtime
Example of hours a garda must work to earn top overtime payments
Gardaí are working up to 100 hours a week for overtime payments of up to €68,500 .
# working 9 to 5
Failure to pay holiday pay and the minimum wage: 83 businesses brought to court this year over employment breaches
The majority of the prosecutions above relate to businesses in the food and drink sector.
# Gender Gap
Poll: Should Irish companies have to publish difference in what male and female employees earn?
The existing gender pay gap in Ireland is 13.9%.
# public pay commission
Why aren't people taking up jobs as nurses, doctors and soldiers? The government plans to find out
The Public Pay Commission is to examine what are the main reasons for the recruitment and retention of staff in some sectors.
# No deal
Ryanair pilots in Madrid reject pay deal
The deal had been aimed at helping the company address difficulties it has in recruiting and retaining pilots.