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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Public Servants

Last year
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.
All time
# dublin pride
First ‘formal’ participation will see 600 civil and public servants march in today's Pride parade
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said he is “particularly pleased” with the participation of Gardaí in uniform.
# Retirement
President signs bill that allows public servants work until they're 70
The State pension age is scheduled to increase to 67 in 2021 and 68 in 2028.
# Race Against Time
Public servants 'in limbo' as law to change retirement age faces 'tight' Christmas deadline
Unions and politicians have expressed fears that many more will be forced to retire before new legislation comes in.
# Public Servants
Civil servant fighting compulsory retirement at 65 takes case to the High Court
Legislation set to extend the compulsory retirement age will arrive too late for George McLoughlin.
# Your Say
Poll: Should women get menstrual leave for severe period pains?
Menstrual leave is already in place in other countries and some private companies.
# Happy Birthday
Clerical officer forced to take €11,000 salary cut for same job because he's turning 65
“It’s not fair that somebody facing that kind of cut will be expected to continue to do the same job because of a birthday.”
# interim measures
Public servants approaching retirement who want to work past 65 will be re-hired and placed on a lower pay scale
Interim measures apply to those approaching retirement who wish to work on before the necessary legislation has been enacted.
# 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.
# Public Servants
'I'd have more money and less stress working in Aldi': Our new generation of frontline staff have had enough
We spoke to a garda, a nurse and a teacher who are just a couple of years into their careers – and already disenfranchised.
# Your Say
Poll: Should public servants' sick leave be capped further?
Public sector workers’ average number of sick days each year is twice that of the private sector according to figures released by the government.
# Public Servants
The Lansdowne Road deal: Who's getting what and who's not happy about it
It looks likely the agreement will be accepted though some workers are not at all satisfied with it.
# professional agitators
Brendan Howlin thinks left-wing parties "thrive in chaos"
…and if those rumours of an €800 windfall for public servants are true.
Opinion: Attempts to reform the civil service (again) may simply waste more money
The only effective public sector reform is privatisation.
# Jobswatch
Fancy a job as a public servant? Recruitment for 550 positions has started
The job will be filled over the next two years.
# Public Servants
Labour Court rules in unions' favour over Injuries Board outsourcing
Unions said the transfer of work had been made without consultation with unions. The board said it has been outsourcing for years.
# 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.
# Haddington Road
ASTI promises "strong action" if teachers are made redundant
Nearly 50 posts have been identified as being over the official quota and could be targeted for redundancy, but the ASTI says it will take action if members are hit.
Damien Kiberd: 'Top-up' payments part of a game whose rules need to change
“The model of social partnership promoted since 1987 relies for its internal cohesion on permitting people at various levels within the system to milk that system for their own benefit.”
# volunteering
Costello launches initiative to encourage retired public servants to volunteer
An online register is being set up to match the skills of volunteers to the needs of the countries and communities.
# volunteering
Minister encourages retired public servants ‘twiddling their thumbs’ to volunteer abroad
Minister of State Joe Costello told that his department plans to launch a new civilian volunteer corps later this year.
# Public Service
Government shrugs off EU fears to proceeds with public job cuts
Brendan Howlin today confirmed he was continuing with plans to cut public staff numbers by 9,500 in two years.
# Greece
Greece has money to pay bills until 20th July: report
Greece has about €2 billion to pay salaries and pensions until 20th July, according to media reports.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: The Government’s You Retire, We Rehire policy; Israel to take on Ireland; the second referendum that won’t happen will be held on 22 June.
# Public Pay
Nearly two-thirds of civil servants in line for pay increase this year
63 per cent of civil servants – including 2,776 who already earn over €70k – are entitled to ‘increments’ this year.
# Decentralisation
Government to close three decentralised offices - report
RTÉ reports that the closure of decentralised offices of FÁS, the Equality Tribunal, and the Department of the Environment has been given the green light.
# Gardaí
337 Gardaí to retire between December and February
Hundreds of gardaí have applied to retire over the next few months, including an assistant commissioner and five chief superintendents.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
All of the day’s main news, plus the little bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Public Sector
Up to 9,000 public sector workers set to retire amid pension changes
Changes to pension calculations are likely to see an increasing number of public servants seek retirement this year.
# Gardaí
Retirements could leave stations without permanent garda: report
The Garda Síochána could be left with significant personnel shortages if all gardaí eligible for retirement by next February decide to step down from their posts, according to an internal document seen by RTÉ.
# annual leave
Privilege days case might lead Howlin to tackle all public sector leave
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.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
In today’s Fix: Getting convicts into the community, to target or not to target Gaddafi, the preservation of civil servants’ privilege days and one man’s transfixing video of the ground beneath his feet.
# Pay
Ireland's 10 highest paid public servants
And they all earn more than Brian Cowen.
# Public Service
HSE West report: services being affected by staff ban
Recruitment freeze having a negative impact on frontline services.