Ireland -Croke Park agreement continues to deliver -July 25, 2011

In a joint statement from the government and public service unions, issued in response to the first review of the Croke Park Implementation Body, the government reaffirmed that there will be no further pay cuts or compulsory redundancies in the public service so long as staff and unions continue to deliver savings and reforms set out in the Croke Park agreement. The statement acknowledges the success of the agreement although it notes that further restructuring and redeployment still need to be implemented. The government has said the restriction on recruitment might be more flexible but there is as yet no scope to compensate for the pension levy and pay cuts that were put into effect in 2009 and 2010 (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 July-August 2010; Year 4 April and June 2011).



This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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