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# Public Sector

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2022
# Industrial Relations
Middle garda ranks in three counties reject new roster proposal but agree to back pay increase
Gardaí cite cost of living and work life balance for reasons to reject new roster.
# Public Bodies
Public sector buildings to turn off heat 1-2 hours before closing time
Public sector bodies will be required to set temperatures to the guideline of 19 degrees where appropriate.
# FEMPI
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.
# chief medical officer
Dr Tony Holohan will not take up controversial role at Trinity College and will retire as Chief Medical Officer
Dr Holohan said he will leave the public service after stepping down as CMO later this year.
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# Public Sector
Unions agree deal to give 1% pay rise to public servants this year and another in 2022
The package was ratified at a meeting this morning.
# PSSA
Talks on new public service pay agreement to start this week
The Public Service Stability Agreement expires at the end of the year.
# Pay increase
Explainer: Why are politicians getting a 2% pay rise?
Many are angry that TDs and senators will see a pay rise next week.
# Bank Accounts
Efforts underway to resolve issue after thousands of public sector workers didn't get paid today
The National Shared Services Office is aware of the issue and working to resolve it.
# jobs growth
Public sector hoovering up office space in capital as it's becoming Dublin's fastest growing employer
Over 4,900 jobs were created in public administration last year, according to the latest Savills Ireland report.
# INTO
European Court rules that two-tier teacher pay scale isn't age discrimination
Teacher’s union the INTO said that it the ruling was “a bitter disappointment”.
# 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.
# 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.
# pay restoration
Paschal Donohoe is gearing up for a 'very demanding' public sector pay showdown
The Public Service Pay Commission will soon deliver its report.
# restoration
Civil servants' union wants a €1.4 billion pay restoration
Geraghty said that he didn’t want the issue to be a public sector versus private sector divide, but said that their demands were “reasonable”.
# Show Me The Money
Here is the pay gap between public and private sector workers
Earnings were generally higher in the public sector, but the gap has narrowed markedly.
# Lansdowne Road
Government to talk to public sector unions about Garda pay deal
Siptu has deferred its planned industrial action ballot as a result.
# Money Money Money
Now it's the private sector: unions demand 4% increase for all members
Pressure is mounting on government to deal with the public pay row, as private sector unions set to lodge pay claims.
# industrial unrest
Updated: Health Minister will engage with IMO as junior doctors vote on industrial action
The ongoing dispute centres on the restoration of an agreed €3000 “living-out” allowance.
# 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.
Voices
What the children’s hospital tells us about public sector decision-making
In planning the project, political expediency and complacency took precedence over the actual needs of children, writes Aaron McKenna.
Voices
Only way to pay young public servants equally is to end generous pension regime
When addressing public sector pay, the big elephant in the room isn’t just the upfront costs of recruiting new entrants, Aaron McKenna argues.
# rewarding times
Watch out civil servants - Renua are gunning for you
The party launched the first of two policy documents (relating to public service rewards and a ‘right to know’ public data law) this afternoon.
# lansdowne road agreement
Even more public servants are rejecting a pay deal
Unite have said no to the Lansdowne Road proposals.
Voices
Debate Room: Are keep fit schemes in work a great idea or majorly intrusive?
Leo Varadkar has announced a new initiative for public sector employees. – but is it a good idea or a bad idea?
Voices
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.
# Lunch Fix
Today's top stories in 7 seconds
Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.
# Prime Numbers
How big is the average penis? That, and more, in the week in numbers
Plus: How much did Willie Walsh earn last year?
# 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.
Voices
Opinion: The Irish civil service is a genuine success story – other countries should follow our model
So much irrationality is directed at our civil service, including the dangerous notion of privatisation of functions, that the hard work of many decent people is overlooked.
Voices
Opinion: Attempts to reform the civil service (again) may simply waste more money
The only effective public sector reform is privatisation.
# Embargo
Cork County Council may ditch controversial JobBridge scheme
The Council are set to vote on a motion that could make the local authority one of the first in the country to stop using the Government backed internships.
# Pay packets
Public sector average wages are €300 per week higher than private sector
The average public sector wage is just short of €920 per week – but experts say that could be skewed.
Voices
Aaron McKenna: Why are we still rewarding failure and sparing punishment in the public sector?
The public sector employs hundreds of thousands of people, yet it rarely if ever actually dismisses anyone. It’s bizarre.
# MacGill
This top civil servant wants to talk about making it easier to sack public sector workers
Robert Watt has admitted it is easier to sack workers in the private sector than it is in the public sector.
Voices
Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries
Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.
# not kidding
Ex-firefighter running in locals wants whistleblower legislation for all public sector workers
John Kidd said he’ll be sticking up for middle income workers if he’s elected.
# going through the motions
Shutting down social media and 11 other motions at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
Delegates at the party’s 75th annual Ard Fheis will vote on everything from disability quotas in politics to legalising marijuana.
# Public Service
'A lot done, more to do': Reform plans promise more public services cards and better procurement
Launching new public service reform plans today, the Minister of State Brian Hayes said there has been “a lot done, more to do, to borrow a phrase from the past”.