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# public-sector - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Greece prepares for day of strikes over new austerity plan
# Greece
# Greece

Greece prepares for day of strikes over new austerity plan

Sep 22nd 2011, 10:11 AM 244 Views 10 Comments

All public transport will be hit by a national strike, protesting at government plans to lay off thousands of public servants.

# public-sector - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Top civil servant received over €700,000 on retirement
# Civil Service
# Civil Service

Top civil servant received over €700,000 on retirement

Sep 6th 2011, 11:06 AM 2,358 Views 37 Comments

A former Government Secetary General received a €700k golden handshake on his retirement this summer. However, the Department of Finance has said that pension caps will be put in place by this year’s Budget so such payouts will be a thing of the past.

# public-sector - Sunday 4 September, 2011

Up to 9,000 public sector workers set to retire amid pension changes
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Up to 9,000 public sector workers set to retire amid pension changes

Sep 4th 2011, 3:15 PM 967 Views 15 Comments

Changes to pension calculations are likely to see an increasing number of public servants seek retirement this year.

# public-sector - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Top judges face 23pc pay cut if referendum is passed - Shatter
# Referendum
# Referendum

Top judges face 23pc pay cut if referendum is passed - Shatter

Aug 4th 2011, 2:54 PM 561 Views 4 Comments

The minister publishes draft legislation to cut judges’ pay, which will be enacted if the public approves October’s referendum.

# public-sector - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Wednesday

Jul 20th 2011, 7:54 PM 1,313 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: the government promises no more public sector pay cuts; Serbian authorities arrest fugitive Goran Hadzic; and one blogger’s marriage advice – “when you marry, you should marry a Chinese woman”.

Government pledges: No more pay cuts in public sector
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

Government pledges: No more pay cuts in public sector

Jul 20th 2011, 4:14 PM 778 Views 20 Comments

There will also be no compulsory redundancies thanks to “progress” under the Croke Park agreement.

# public-sector - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Public sector strikes hit Britain
# Strikes
# Strikes

Public sector strikes hit Britain

Jun 30th 2011, 9:53 AM 193 Views 2 Comments

Public sector workers are on strike over reforms to their pension arrangements.

# public-sector - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Croke Park Deal has saved almost €600m in first year – review
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

Croke Park Deal has saved almost €600m in first year – review

Jun 15th 2011, 12:31 PM 594 Views 10 Comments

The results of the first review into the public service pay deal show the public pay bill alone has been reduced by €239m.

# public-sector - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Croke Park targets for local government staffing 'already met'
# IMPACT Conference
# IMPACT Conference

Croke Park targets for local government staffing 'already met'

May 26th 2011, 3:30 PM 358 Views 0 Comments

IMPACT’s national secretary tells its annual conference that local government staffing targets for this year have been met already.

# public-sector - Saturday 21 May, 2011

250 language support teachers will be out of a job in September
# Education
# Education

250 language support teachers will be out of a job in September

May 21st 2011, 11:51 AM 780 Views 0 Comments

In a surprise move, the Department of Education has doubled the number of language teachers to be cut. It says the public service recruitment embargo means that the posts must be transferred elsewhere.

# public-sector - Thursday 12 May, 2011

IMPACT asks civil service to 'look beyond' Croke Park deal
# Croke Park Deal
# Croke Park Deal

IMPACT asks civil service to 'look beyond' Croke Park deal

May 12th 2011, 12:54 PM 552 Views 0 Comments

IMPACT’s general secretary tells a conference that a more sophisticated approach to redeployment is needed.

# public-sector - Friday 6 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

May 6th 2011, 8:00 PM 1,805 Views 0 Comments

In today’s fix: Greece considers euro pull out; public sector workers in decline; a recession warning from Doctor Doom; Enda and Muhammad; the price of gas and electricity may rise; Eamon Ryan and a helicopter; and the calmest man ever?

Public sector workforce falls by 2,000 in first quarter of 2011
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Public sector workforce falls by 2,000 in first quarter of 2011

May 6th 2011, 5:41 PM 905 Views 0 Comments

The latest figures included news that 2,305 posts were shed in the health area.

# public-sector - Sunday 1 May, 2011

# public-sector - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Caption competition: The semi-State sector's guide to photoshoots
# Caption Competition
From The Daily Edge
# Caption Competition

Caption competition: The semi-State sector's guide to photoshoots

Apr 27th 2011, 3:56 PM 3,448 Views 0 Comments

The ESB’s Padraig McManus climbs to greater heights with enormous dignity.

# public-sector - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Chief Justice discusses pension concerns with taoiseach
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Chief Justice discusses pension concerns with taoiseach

Apr 26th 2011, 9:56 PM 1,633 Views 0 Comments

The Chief Justice John Murray has met with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and voiced concerns about the impact a new cap on public sector pension funds might have on judges’ retirements.

# public-sector - Monday 18 April, 2011

Take 5: Monday
Live Apr 18th 2011, 4:52 PM

Take 5: Monday

Public sector workers 'could work longer to avoid wage cuts'
Live Apr 18th 2011, 9:37 AM

Public sector workers 'could work longer to avoid wage cuts'

# public-sector - Saturday 16 April, 2011

Lower-paid civil servants vote to block Croke Park reforms
Live Apr 16th 2011, 5:21 PM

Lower-paid civil servants vote to block Croke Park reforms

# public-sector - Thursday 14 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday
Live Apr 14th 2011, 8:30 AM

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Public sector "not fit-for-purpose" and in need for reform according to minister
Live Apr 14th 2011, 7:26 AM

Public sector "not fit-for-purpose" and in need for reform according to minister

# public-sector - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

Op-ed: The civil service should be run as if it were a company
# Read Me
# Read Me

Op-ed: The civil service should be run as if it were a company

Mar 22nd 2011, 3:25 PM 45 Views 0 Comments

Simon Cunnane, a reader of TheJournal.ie, has been following the commentary on civil servants’ ‘privilege days’ – and believes those running it could learn a little from the management style of Henry Ford.

Privilege days case might lead Howlin to tackle all public sector leave
# Annual Leave
# Annual Leave

Privilege days case might lead Howlin to tackle all public sector leave

Mar 22nd 2011, 8:04 AM 1,336 Views 0 Comments

After plan to abolish two privilege days for civil servants was rejected yesterday, Government may look to make savings across a broader section of public servants.

# public-sector - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Average hourly earnings fell by 1.6% in 2010
# Wages
# Wages

Average hourly earnings fell by 1.6% in 2010

Mar 15th 2011, 2:27 PM 356 Views 0 Comments

Hourly earnings fell across the private and public sector last year – as did levels of employment.

# public-sector - Thursday 10 March, 2011

IBEC says compulsory redundancies will be needed to achieve government targets
# IBEC
# IBEC

IBEC says compulsory redundancies will be needed to achieve government targets

Mar 10th 2011, 1:44 PM 561 Views 0 Comments

The group that represents Irish businesses said government targets could not be met through voluntary redundancy alone.

# public-sector - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

Kenny: FG would borrow €1bn to lay off 30,000 public servants
# GE11
# GE11

Kenny: FG would borrow €1bn to lay off 30,000 public servants

Feb 8th 2011, 11:42 AM 1,035 Views 0 Comments

The Fine Gael leader says the party’s plan to shed 30,000 state workers would cost €1bn, but save €10bn in five years.

# public-sector - Monday 6 December, 2010

Budget's semi-state pay caps may be illegal

Budget's semi-state pay caps may be illegal

Dec 6th 2010, 9:07 AM 962 Views 0 Comments

New pay caps may only apply to new semi-state staff, as the cabinet is told a retrospective cap could be illegal.

# public-sector - Tuesday 19 October, 2010

HSE spent €92m on agency staff to beat recruitment ban
# HSE
# HSE

HSE spent €92m on agency staff to beat recruitment ban

Oct 19th 2010, 3:26 PM 316 Views 0 Comments

New figures obtained by Fine Gael showed that the HSE spent 36% more on hiring staff than simply employing them.

# public-sector - Wednesday 28 July, 2010

Ireland's 10 highest paid public servants
# Pay
# Pay

Ireland's 10 highest paid public servants

Jul 28th 2010, 2:43 PM 3,272 Views 1 Comment

And they all earn more than Brian Cowen.

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