Ireland -Coalition split over public sector wage increases -February 1, 2012

In the government coalition there is a clear split visible over the issue of €1,000-a-year pay increases for public sector workers, notably aimed for teachers, nurses and guards and most civil servants. Health Minister and Fine Gael deputy leader, James Reilly, told a newspaper that the government must seriously consider getting rid of the pay hikes - days after Public Spending Minister, Labour Party's Brendan Howlin, defended them in parliament. Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Eamon Gilmore has consistently said increments are part of the Croke Park deal.

English: http://www.independent.ie/national-news/coalition-split-over-payment ...

 

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) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2012.


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