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# Public Sector Pay

Last month
May 2023
# Public Sector Pay
Fórsa warns members may opt for industrial action if pay increases don't match inflation
A survey conducted of the union’s members found that the majority support a ballot for industrial action if inflation-matching pay increased aren’t secured.
Last year
# Public Sector Pay
90% Garda rank and file vote in favour of new Building Momentum pay deal
The deal will mean pay increases of 6.5% over the next 12 months, spread across three increments.
# Public Sector Pay
Fórsa union urges members to accept 6.5% pay increase
The executive of Ireland’s largest public service union has backed the public sector pay deal agreed this week.
# pay talks
Public sector unions to ballot members on proposed 6.5% pay increase
The talks at the Work Place Relations ended late last night.
The pay increases are to be phased in over two years.
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has said that individual unions will ballot their members on the proposed deal.
ICTU's Kevin Callinan said the negotiations with government were "particularly difficult".
# pay talks
Public sector pay talks resume as 1% improvement in govt offer floated
Previous talks in June ended without an agreement between ICTU and the Government.
# Pay deal
Unions call on Government to 'significantly improve' public sector pay offer
Public sector pay talks between the Government and unions are set to resume on Monday.
# Higher Education
University lecturers' union to ballot members for industrial action in September
The Irish Federation of University Teachers said it will ballot all members unless an agreement is reached on pay.
All time
# Healthcare
Ireland's pay rates are not pushing more nurses, midwives and doctors to work abroad - report
The report said that there were issues around recruiting consultants with certain specialities in specific areas.
# fempi measures
Government approves new public servants' pay deal - but unions aren't on board
The Minister for Finance published a bill ratifying a new public workers’ pay deal which was drafted earlier this year.
# Hardball
Teachers warned they won't receive pay increases unless they sign up to new deal
Minister Paschal Donohoe says only public sector workers inside a new agreement will benefit from it.
# pay inequality
'The start of Paschal's troubles': Primary teachers reject public sector pay deal
The INTO said that the pay deal did not address the issue of pay inequality for newcomers to the profession.
# pluses and minuses
Siptu recommends its members accept government's 'pay restoration' deal
The union said that “on balance”, the pluses outweighed the negatives on the deal.
# lansdowne 2.0
Public service pay deal is 'fair to workers and taxpayers' - Donohoe
A draft deal to succeed the Lansdowne Road agreement was reached late last night.
# Public Sector Pay
Public sector workers should pay more into pensions, government told
Teachers, gardaí and nurses have all voted in favour of industrial action in the past year.
# pay restoration
Gap between teachers' pay is affecting staff morale - union survey
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland carried out a survey that indicates teachers’ morale at work is low because of the public pay dispute.
# Lansdowne Road
Government to talk to public sector unions about Garda pay deal
Siptu has deferred its planned industrial action ballot as a result.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Nursing union leader Liam Doran's claims about the Irish health service
The INMO General Secretary made a series of claims on Claire Byrne Live this week. Here’s our FactCheck roundup.
# Public Sector Pay
CSO graph captures Irish industrial relations' year of discontent
A total of 14,220 days were lost due to industrial disputes from July to September.
# pay deals
Public sector unions are not happy about garda pay increases
The government, however, has insisted it will not move on the timetable set out in the Lansdowne Road Agreement.
Schools will reopen tomorrow as teachers' union enters talks
Teachers were due to withdraw from supervision and substitution duties tomorrow, leading to the closure of schools nationwide.
# Public Sector Pay
Government says it 'can only spend each euro once' as nurses to ballot for industrial action
Members reported extreme anger from nurses and midwives in the front line which sparked an appetite for industrial action.
# Restoration Project
Half of Irish people want to see public sector pay restored
The poll comes as gardaí suspended three further strike days planned for this month.
# industrial strife
Is the Lansdowne Road pay agreement dead in the water?
The government is saying it’s not.
# Public Sector Pay
Varadkar defends no pay increases for gardaí - saying "it would be unfair"
Meanwhile AGSI president Antoinette Cunningham said that if the strike does happen: “Please ring the government and tell them that it’s their fault”.
# Mo Money Mo Problems
First the buses, now the gardaí: Government fears 'domino effect' in public sector pay demands
Minister Donohoe reiterated that any public sector pay claims must be settled through the Lansdowne Agreement.
Teachers and gardaí face pay freezes as Lansdowne Road agreement comes into effect
Teachers and gardaí, who are not due to get pay restoration, have slammed the deal.
# pocket change
Why most workers aren't going to start earning more any time soon
Ireland can look to the UK and US for signs of what’s to come.
Public sector workers shouldn't get disproportionate pay increases over everyone else
A €2,000 pay rise for virtually all public sector workers over the next two years is madness, no matter what kind of spin the union bosses want to put on it.
# Public Sector Pay
Four out of 10 companies won't be giving pay rises this year
Ibec has warned that the new public sector pay deal could create create “unrealistic wage expectation” in the private sector.
# Cash Money
Most public servants will get €2,000 extra over the next two years
The government has struck a deal with public sector unions this evening.
# Midnight oil
Progress reported after a late, late night at the public sector pay talks
The exact details are still being hammered out.
# professional agitators
Brendan Howlin thinks left-wing parties "thrive in chaos"
…and if those rumours of an €800 windfall for public servants are true.
# paying a premium
Public or private sector workers - who actually came out worse in the recession?
New figures shine a light on the pay gap after the swingeing cuts of 2010.
# Haddington Road
Public sector workers shouldn't expect a pay rise this year
The Taoiseach has said economic recovery will be a priority in any talks about wage increases.
Opinion: There's a good reason for the private-public sector pay gap
Pay rates differ depending on the job you do, the skills you have, the responsibility you hold… the list goes on.
Union welcomes Howlin's plans to slowly reverse public sector pay cuts
Impact said that the move is welcome, and agreed that it should be a gradual process.
# cash no flow
Bank of Ireland will not be able to pay salaries until tomorrow morning
Some public (and private) workers woke up today to find no salary in their bank account.
# Paid up
Which sector saw the biggest wage gains so far this year?
The education sector is again the biggest loser in the earnings stats for the first quarter.
# top-ups
Holles Street Master breaks silence on top-ups, says she was personally vilified
The master of the National Maternity Hospital today clarified the details of her pay, saying that she never received additional payments from any source.
# Opinion Poll
Which party leader would fight for you? None of them, according to most voters
A new poll in the Irish Sun shows widespread dissatisfaction with the political establishment.