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# public-sector - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Minister encourages retired public servants ‘twiddling their thumbs’ to volunteer abroad
# Volunteering
# Volunteering

Minister encourages retired public servants ‘twiddling their thumbs’ to volunteer abroad

Aug 11th 2013, 8:30 PM 21,379 Views 128 Comments

Minister of State Joe Costello told TheJournal.ie that his department plans to launch a new civilian volunteer corps later this year.

# public-sector - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Column:“I'm sorry, there are no doctors” - what it's like to work in an understaffed Emergency Department
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column:“I'm sorry, there are no doctors” - what it's like to work in an understaffed Emergency Department

Jul 25th 2013, 7:30 PM 1,117 Views 64 Comments

Overworked staff, backlogs of patients, and an extreme lack of experienced Consultants. Dr Bríd McGrath talks about the struggle involved in working in one of Ireland’s busiest Emergency Departments.

# public-sector - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Greece readies itself for another general strike
# Greek Protests
# Greek Protests

Greece readies itself for another general strike

Jul 16th 2013, 9:36 AM 2,575 Views 10 Comments

Unions have called for a one-day national mobilisation against the axing re-deployment of thousands of civil servants.

# public-sector - Thursday 4 July, 2013

The Taoiseach, Ministers and every TD are having their pay cut today
# Pay Day
# Pay Day

The Taoiseach, Ministers and every TD are having their pay cut today

Jul 4th 2013, 6:15 AM 17,188 Views 87 Comments

As are the country’s 292,000 civil servants who are experiencing the first effects of the Haddington Road Agreement in their pay cheques today.

# public-sector - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

The Croke Park Agreement saved the taxpayer €1.8 billion
# Public Sector Pay
# Public Sector Pay

The Croke Park Agreement saved the taxpayer €1.8 billion

Jul 3rd 2013, 10:30 PM 11,816 Views 88 Comments

The final report of the public sector pay deal’s implementation body has outlined the savings it achieved.

# public-sector - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Public service obligation routes should be put out to competitive tender
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Public service obligation routes should be put out to competitive tender

Jun 29th 2013, 8:00 AM 35 Views 41 Comments

The government should put public service obligation and school routes out to competitive tender – doing so would save 20 to 30 per cent on simply handing over such cash to public sector monopolies, writes Aaron McKenna.

# public-sector - Friday 21 June, 2013

TUI, ASTI recommend ballot of members on Haddington Road pay deal
# Teachers
# Teachers

TUI, ASTI recommend ballot of members on Haddington Road pay deal

Jun 21st 2013, 10:05 PM 6,121 Views 31 Comments

The teachers’ unions both decided today to recommend a ballot of their members. The move comes after a number of unions accepted the deal.

# public-sector - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

IMO tells members to vote Yes on Haddington Road deal - reluctantly
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

IMO tells members to vote Yes on Haddington Road deal - reluctantly

Jun 5th 2013, 8:28 PM 7,970 Views 40 Comments

The doctors’ union says the proposals on the table are “far from perfect” but that on balance, the deal is worth backing.

# public-sector - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Column: The Haddington Road deal is just the same as the last, with a few tweaks
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Haddington Road deal is just the same as the last, with a few tweaks

Jun 2nd 2013, 8:15 AM 70 Views 127 Comments

Instead of uniting against this draconian piece of legislation, the unions are operating under a ‘me fein’ attitude that will help no one, writes Kieran Allen.

# public-sector - Friday 31 May, 2013

UNITE tells members they should vote against Haddington Road deal
# Public Sector Pay
# Public Sector Pay

UNITE tells members they should vote against Haddington Road deal

May 31st 2013, 4:45 PM 4,078 Views 50 Comments

The union says the new proposals don’t address its concerns about the broader economic effect of public pay cuts.

# public-sector - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

"This was a very difficult decision": INMO accepts Haddington Road deal
# Public Sector Pay
# Public Sector Pay

"This was a very difficult decision": INMO accepts Haddington Road deal

May 28th 2013, 7:20 PM 7,664 Views 37 Comments

The INMO had rejected the Croke Park II pay deal but has said the new deal is the best available for its members

# public-sector - Monday 27 May, 2013

Haddington Road deal may not be constitutional, says union
# Public Sector Pay
# Public Sector Pay

Haddington Road deal may not be constitutional, says union

May 27th 2013, 9:30 AM 11,552 Views 45 Comments

The Irish Federation of University Teachers says it has hired a senior barrister to examine the constitutionality of the proposed deal to see if it can be challenged in the courts.

# public-sector - Friday 24 May, 2013

Doctors' union delays decision on whether to back new pay deal
# Haddington Road Deal
# Haddington Road Deal

Doctors' union delays decision on whether to back new pay deal

May 24th 2013, 5:38 PM 4,896 Views 20 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation wants clarification on the nature of proposed talks to encourage junior doctors against emigrating.

Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'

May 24th 2013, 9:56 AM 9,857 Views 146 Comments

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.

# public-sector - Monday 20 May, 2013

University lecturers agree to enter new Croke Park talks
# Pay Deal
# Pay Deal

University lecturers agree to enter new Croke Park talks

May 20th 2013, 1:45 PM 5,501 Views 9 Comments

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.

Pay talks continue as coalition concedes €300m target might be missed
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Pay talks continue as coalition concedes €300m target might be missed

May 20th 2013, 9:56 AM 4,752 Views 20 Comments

The Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes said that the original target of €300 million savings for the year might not be achieved.

# public-sector - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Howlin: Contingency plans in place for pay cuts ‘one way or another’
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Howlin: Contingency plans in place for pay cuts ‘one way or another’

May 14th 2013, 2:18 PM 12,428 Views 122 Comments

Brendan Howlin says the Government will accept pay deals with individual unions if an overall deal is impossible.

# public-sector - Monday 13 May, 2013

Health unions in new public pay talks as Croke Park cuts are tweaked
# Croke Park 2a
# Croke Park 2a

Health unions in new public pay talks as Croke Park cuts are tweaked

May 13th 2013, 7:05 PM 10,522 Views 94 Comments

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
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

Croke Park deal should INCREASE spending, not cut it, says union

May 13th 2013, 6:50 AM 5,761 Views 27 Comments

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
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Howlin: It's in personal interests of public workers to accept pay cuts

May 13th 2013, 6:30 AM 10,799 Views 110 Comments

As he prepares for Kieran Mulvey to sound the death knell on pay talks, Brendan Howlin says national solvency is good for everyone.

# public-sector - Sunday 12 May, 2013

SIPTU boss says temporary tax hikes to high earners could avoid public cuts
# Croke Park 2a
# Croke Park 2a

SIPTU boss says temporary tax hikes to high earners could avoid public cuts

May 12th 2013, 2:05 PM 8,809 Views 108 Comments

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
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Joan Burton: In everybody's interest that we get a public sector pay deal

May 12th 2013, 1:24 PM 8,844 Views 85 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection says she is “hopeful” a deal can be reached with unions ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.

# public-sector - Friday 10 May, 2013

Sector-specific talks on table as Howlin prepares for defeat on pay deal
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

Sector-specific talks on table as Howlin prepares for defeat on pay deal

May 10th 2013, 6:55 AM 10,157 Views 81 Comments

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 - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Five days to go: New deadline to reach deal on public sector pay cuts
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Five days to go: New deadline to reach deal on public sector pay cuts

May 8th 2013, 8:38 AM 5,573 Views 46 Comments

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.

# public-sector - Monday 29 April, 2013

Greece forced to sack 15,500 public workers to keep EU funds
# Croke Park It Ain't
# Croke Park It Ain't

Greece forced to sack 15,500 public workers to keep EU funds

Apr 29th 2013, 8:43 AM 9,751 Views 100 Comments

MPs have signed off on laws which enforce the first mandatory public layoffs in Greece for over a century.

# public-sector - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Fewer than one third of people support public sector pay cuts
# Opinion Poll
# Opinion Poll

Fewer than one third of people support public sector pay cuts

Apr 27th 2013, 10:42 PM 13,566 Views 158 Comments

A new opinion poll has also found that the majority of respondents want the government to try to renegotiate the Croke Park pay agreement.

# public-sector - Friday 26 April, 2013

Lower-paid civil servants to discuss Croke Park fallout
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Lower-paid civil servants to discuss Croke Park fallout

Apr 26th 2013, 7:54 AM 5,418 Views 38 Comments

The Civil Public and Services Union’s annual conference will discuss how to act now that Croke Park 2 has been rejected.

# public-sector - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

No deal on public pay means no protection against job cuts - Kenny
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

No deal on public pay means no protection against job cuts - Kenny

Apr 24th 2013, 12:22 PM 11,053 Views 154 Comments

Enda Kenny says workers rejected the Croke Park 2 deal knowing it would have protected them against mandatory redundancies.

# public-sector - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Government to seek negotiations with unions over cutting €300m from pay
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Government to seek negotiations with unions over cutting €300m from pay

Apr 23rd 2013, 1:31 PM 8,117 Views 181 Comments

The Cabinet decided this morning to ask the head of the Labour Relations Commission to seek out unions and determine whether or not there is a basis for further negotiations.

SIPTU president wants promissory note savings used to avoid public pay cuts
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

SIPTU president wants promissory note savings used to avoid public pay cuts

Apr 23rd 2013, 9:13 AM 5,491 Views 81 Comments

Jack O’Connor says using the €1 billion annual savings, and a higher tax rate on high earners, can avoid wide public strikes.

# public-sector - Saturday 20 April, 2013

Aaron McKenna: We must sacrifice industrial peace to save the nation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We must sacrifice industrial peace to save the nation

Apr 20th 2013, 8:00 AM 31 Views 160 Comments

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.

# public-sector - Friday 19 April, 2013

Three teachers unions to ballot for industrial action including possible strikes
# Teachers
# Teachers

Three teachers unions to ballot for industrial action including possible strikes

Apr 19th 2013, 3:37 PM 8,486 Views 130 Comments

The executives of the ASTI, the TUI and the INTO have decided to begin balloting members next month.

# public-sector - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Nurses warn of industrial action if government legislates for pay cuts
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Nurses warn of industrial action if government legislates for pay cuts

Apr 18th 2013, 4:44 PM 7,830 Views 73 Comments

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has called on other public sector unions to threaten a ballot on industrial action if the government legislates to cut pay.

# public-sector - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Government 'absolutely united' behind Howlin in bid to save €300m: Kenny
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Government 'absolutely united' behind Howlin in bid to save €300m: Kenny

Apr 17th 2013, 11:36 AM 8,996 Views 139 Comments

Enda Kenny says the outcome of the Croke Park 2 vote doesn’t change the Government’s need to cut public payroll costs.

# public-sector - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Croke Park II rejected as SIPTU, INTO, Unite and INMO vote No
# Pay Agreement
# Pay Agreement

Croke Park II rejected as SIPTU, INTO, Unite and INMO vote No

Apr 16th 2013, 6:05 PM 50,099 Views 340 Comments

SIPTU, the INMO, the IMO and Unite have all rejected the pay deal today.

# public-sector - Friday 12 April, 2013

TEEU rejects 'Croke Park 2' proposals by two-to-one margin
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

TEEU rejects 'Croke Park 2' proposals by two-to-one margin

Apr 12th 2013, 1:52 PM 7,496 Views 64 Comments

The union, which represents engineering and electrical workers, is the third to vote against the deal.

# public-sector - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Report finds Croke Park deal could push women out of workforce
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

Report finds Croke Park deal could push women out of workforce

Apr 9th 2013, 5:35 PM 8,912 Views 134 Comments

The equality audit found that changes to working hours and work sharing arrangements would disproportionately affect female public sector workers.

# public-sector - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Poll: Would you support a teachers' strike if Croke Park 2 comes in without consent?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support a teachers' strike if Croke Park 2 comes in without consent?

Apr 4th 2013, 10:15 AM 17,948 Views 248 Comments

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland is balloting over a strike if its members, who have rejected the deal, are bound by it anyway.

# public-sector - Monday 18 March, 2013

Frontline workers ramp up campaign against Croke Park 2
# Pay Cuts
# Pay Cuts

Frontline workers ramp up campaign against Croke Park 2

Mar 18th 2013, 2:58 PM 13,706 Views 96 Comments

Gardaí, nurses and firefighters will see their pay cut by between 3 and 11 per cent under the pay deal, says the 24/7 Frontline Services Alliance.