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# public-sector - Monday 18 March, 2013

Union tells government to 'stay the hell away' from voting process
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

Union tells government to 'stay the hell away' from voting process

Mar 18th 2013, 12:15 PM 12,786 Views 64 Comments

Regional Secratary of UNITE hit out at the government, accusing it of “subverting the democratic process”.

# public-sector - Thursday 14 March, 2013

SIPTU encourages members to accept Croke Park agreement
# Croke Park 2
# Croke Park 2

SIPTU encourages members to accept Croke Park agreement

Mar 14th 2013, 7:02 PM 9,494 Views 131 Comments

The union said that the proposals on the table were “the best that could be obtained through negotiation”.

# public-sector - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Four unions launch joint No campaign to Croke Park 2
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Four unions launch joint No campaign to Croke Park 2

Mar 7th 2013, 5:52 PM 8,576 Views 42 Comments

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), the Civil Public and Services Union (CPSU) and Unite are joinign in a campaign against the new proposals.

# public-sector - Saturday 2 March, 2013

How do workers decide whether Croke Park II is approved?
# Explainer
# Explainer

How do workers decide whether Croke Park II is approved?

Mar 2nd 2013, 8:15 AM 7,831 Views 46 Comments

The working conditions of 292,000 public workers could changed by the new proposals. So what happens now?

# public-sector - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Impact to meet today as more unions oppose Croke Park II
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Impact to meet today as more unions oppose Croke Park II

Feb 28th 2013, 7:50 AM 6,276 Views 64 Comments

There is growing opposition to the proposed deal on cuts and reforms to public sector pay and conditions but the support of Impact and Siptu will be crucial for the government.

# public-sector - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

9 office perks we all need: a DailyEdge.ie manifesto
# The Working Life
From The Daily Edge
# The Working Life

9 office perks we all need: a DailyEdge.ie manifesto

Feb 27th 2013, 10:00 PM 14,701 Views 10 Comments

It’s not about public sector vs private sector. It’s about human rights.

Civil servant union to recommend No vote on Croke Park II
# Pay Agreement
# Pay Agreement

Civil servant union to recommend No vote on Croke Park II

Feb 27th 2013, 8:51 AM 6,697 Views 54 Comments

The AHCPS which represents more than 2,700 public sector workers says its members have already taken pay reductions of at least 15 per cent.

# public-sector - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

President won't say if he would take further pay cut under Croke Park II
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

President won't say if he would take further pay cut under Croke Park II

Feb 26th 2013, 10:33 AM 8,812 Views 62 Comments

Michael D Higgins already voluntarily cut his pay by 23.5 per cent to just under €250,000 in 2011 but Áras an Uachtaráin will not say whether he would take a further pay cut.

# public-sector - Monday 25 February, 2013

At a glance: What’s in the proposed public pay deal
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

At a glance: What’s in the proposed public pay deal

Feb 25th 2013, 1:56 PM 52,227 Views 231 Comments

The Labour Relations Commission has released details of its proposals that unions will now be asked to vote on.

Government, public service unions reach deal on extending Croke Park
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

Government, public service unions reach deal on extending Croke Park

Feb 25th 2013, 1:15 PM 26,819 Views 218 Comments

ICTU says the deal reached means better protections for public servants than across-the-board pay cuts.

New Croke Park deal close to completion
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

New Croke Park deal close to completion

Feb 25th 2013, 7:43 AM 9,189 Views 109 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure, Brendan Howlin, arrived at the talks in Lansdowne House in Dublin in the past hour.

# public-sector - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Column: Croke Park talks show there is no ease up on austerity
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Croke Park talks show there is no ease up on austerity

Feb 24th 2013, 8:15 AM 14 Views 110 Comments

Trumpeting their success with the promissory note last week, up against the unions this week. We are not out of the woods yet, not by a long shot, writes Kieran Allen.

# public-sector - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Nurses will "never agree" to Sunday premium cuts
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

Nurses will "never agree" to Sunday premium cuts

Feb 19th 2013, 8:45 AM 7,486 Views 125 Comments

The INMO said it will not be moving the proposals as it returns to talks on the Croke Park Agreement today.

# public-sector - Monday 18 February, 2013

Explainer: What’s on the table in the Croke Park talks?
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Explainer: What’s on the table in the Croke Park talks?

Feb 18th 2013, 2:45 PM 24,881 Views 75 Comments

The government is seeking additional savings from the public sector, setting it on a collision course with unions. Here’s what it’s all about…

# public-sector - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Poll: Do you think the government will be successful in this round of Croke Park talks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the government will be successful in this round of Croke Park talks?

Feb 16th 2013, 9:45 AM 12,224 Views 116 Comments

Most unions are returning to talks today but will the government be able to reach a deal to save €170 million through pay cuts?

# public-sector - Friday 15 February, 2013

Firefighter union chief says he's been barred from all Dublin fire stations
# Firefighters
# Firefighters

Firefighter union chief says he's been barred from all Dublin fire stations

Feb 15th 2013, 5:00 PM 15,614 Views 18 Comments

John Kidd, whose union claims to represent most of the firefighters working in Dublin, says he is barred from entering any fire station in the capital amid disputes with management over cuts to resources.

# public-sector - Saturday 2 February, 2013

AGSI demands 'actions not words' from Noonan over garda pay talks
# Garda Pay
# Garda Pay

AGSI demands 'actions not words' from Noonan over garda pay talks

Feb 2nd 2013, 6:08 PM 9,308 Views 64 Comments

The AGSI has today welcomed comments by the Finance Minister Michael Noonan that there was “nothing categoric” in terms of the €1 billion garda payroll cuts – but says actions and not words are needed.

# public-sector - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

New system to eliminate half a million public service invoices
# Invoices
# Invoices

New system to eliminate half a million public service invoices

Jan 29th 2013, 9:21 AM 7,677 Views 22 Comments

The new agreement will target up to €200 million of state expenditure which involves processing the invoices.

# public-sector - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Column: Young nurses are right to boycott the new graduate scheme
# Health Workers
# Health Workers

Column: Young nurses are right to boycott the new graduate scheme

Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00 PM 32 Views 112 Comments

Young nurses are right to boycott the new nursing graduate scheme, which would further cut pay for new graduates entering the Health Services, writes Patrick Nulty TD.

# public-sector - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Government shrugs off EU fears to proceeds with public job cuts
# Public Service
# Public Service

Government shrugs off EU fears to proceeds with public job cuts

Jan 22nd 2013, 6:58 PM 8,078 Views 71 Comments

Brendan Howlin today confirmed he was continuing with plans to cut public staff numbers by 9,500 in two years.

# public-sector - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Public sector pay cuts not ruled out, increments on the table - Taoiseach
# Enda On TV
# Enda On TV

Public sector pay cuts not ruled out, increments on the table - Taoiseach

Jan 20th 2013, 1:09 PM 15,154 Views 209 Comments

In a wide-ranging interview with RTÉ, the Taoiseach also said that he was “not in the business of providing abortion on demand” and said the Anglo promissory note would be restructured.

# public-sector - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Older people ‘living in fear’ over reduced garda presence in their communities
# Elderly
# Elderly

Older people ‘living in fear’ over reduced garda presence in their communities

Jan 15th 2013, 8:00 AM 3,862 Views 37 Comments

Active Retirement Ireland says growing numbers of older people are frightened of criminals acting with “impunity” after cuts to policing presence.

UNITE vows to oppose public sector cuts at talks today
# Cuts
# Cuts

UNITE vows to oppose public sector cuts at talks today

Jan 15th 2013, 7:32 AM 4,304 Views 57 Comments

The Government and trade unions are to sit down for discussions today, with cuts expected to be tabled.

# public-sector - Monday 14 January, 2013

Talks on extending Croke Park Agreement begin today
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

Talks on extending Croke Park Agreement begin today

Jan 14th 2013, 8:37 AM 6,015 Views 62 Comments

The Government seeks savings of €1 billion over three years by agreeing on significant changes to working conditions and pay in the public sector.

# public-sector - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Plans to cut another 9,500 public jobs are 'too costly', says Troika
# Euroleaks
# Euroleaks

Plans to cut another 9,500 public jobs are 'too costly', says Troika

Jan 12th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,817 Views 22 Comments

A leaked European Commission report raises questions over Brendan Howlin’s plans to further downsize the public sector.

# public-sector - Friday 11 January, 2013

Troika wants less pay, more hours for public sector workers
# Euroleaks
# Euroleaks

Troika wants less pay, more hours for public sector workers

Jan 11th 2013, 11:25 AM 17,133 Views 174 Comments

A draft Troika report, obtained by TheJournal.ie, reveals suggestions that the Croke Park Agreement may not go far enough.

# public-sector - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Howlin activates new 'average earnings' pensions scheme for public workers
# Public Pensions
# Public Pensions

Howlin activates new 'average earnings' pensions scheme for public workers

Jan 3rd 2013, 12:29 PM 10,319 Views 35 Comments

Any new entrant to the public sector will have their final pension calculated based on their average wage, not their final salary.

# public-sector - Saturday 15 December, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Plight of nurses exposes futility of the Croke Park deal
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Plight of nurses exposes futility of the Croke Park deal

Dec 15th 2012, 8:15 AM 67 Views 110 Comments

We’re breaking the hiring freeze to staff our health service – and the new entrants will be taking the pay cuts nobody else wants.

# public-sector - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Howlin wants to extend Croke Park to 2016 and make extra €1bn savings
# Croke Park Agreement
# Croke Park Agreement

Howlin wants to extend Croke Park to 2016 and make extra €1bn savings

Nov 21st 2012, 10:03 AM 5,294 Views 61 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform plans to meet with public sector unions next week.

# public-sector - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Nov 3rd 2012, 11:00 AM 8,478 Views 20 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

# public-sector - Friday 2 November, 2012

Column: Public sector increments are like a parallel universe
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Public sector increments are like a parallel universe

Nov 2nd 2012, 7:00 AM 677 Views 199 Comments

Imagine asking for a pay rise after your business goes bust. That’s the reality of increments, writes Keith Redmond.

# public-sector - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Government launches performance measure website
# Ireland Stat
# Ireland Stat

Government launches performance measure website

Oct 27th 2012, 12:22 PM 6,572 Views 50 Comments

How is Ireland doing? The Government has launched a pilot performance measurement website Ireland Stat to answer that question.

# public-sector - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Column: Despite the critics, the Croke Park Agreement is working
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Despite the critics, the Croke Park Agreement is working

Oct 25th 2012, 7:30 PM 25 Views 63 Comments

Croke Park is polarising – but it wouldn’t have survived this long if it wasn’t working. Here’s ten reasons that prove it, writes Niall Shanahan.

# public-sector - Monday 22 October, 2012

Over half of JobBridge finishers are in paid employment
# Jobs
# Jobs

Over half of JobBridge finishers are in paid employment

Oct 22nd 2012, 7:59 AM 7,137 Views 44 Comments

However a report also indicated one third of participants who finished placements early said they were dissatisfied with their internship.

# public-sector - Sunday 21 October, 2012

In numbers: How much government spending is protected under Croke Park?
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

In numbers: How much government spending is protected under Croke Park?

Oct 21st 2012, 8:45 AM 8,310 Views 29 Comments

Public pay and pensions can’t be touched under Croke Park. So just how much of public spending does that make up?

# public-sector - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances
# Allowances
# Allowances

Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances

Oct 20th 2012, 2:15 PM 4,486 Views 30 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee is to review allowances paid to ministers and others – and could ask for them to be cut.

# public-sector - Monday 15 October, 2012

Troika have no issue with reported Croke Park savings – government
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

Troika have no issue with reported Croke Park savings – government

Oct 15th 2012, 1:46 PM 5,230 Views 26 Comments

The Department of Public Expenditure says it’s checked with the Troika – and there’s no worries about the reported savings.

Fine Gael TDs challenge Government stance on Croke Park
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

Fine Gael TDs challenge Government stance on Croke Park

Oct 15th 2012, 8:21 AM 5,244 Views 43 Comments

The eight TDs argue in today’s Irish Examiner that “protecting core pay” does not equate to supporting incremental pay increases and allowances for high earners.

# public-sector - Thursday 11 October, 2012