Ireland -Hope of public sector pay restoration rekindled -August 11, 2014

Trade unions have reacted favourably to indications by the minister for Public Expenditure and Reform that collective negotiations in the public sector may be restored in 2015. Since 2009, the public sector has been subject to pay freezes and across the board cuts as a part of the Croke Park Agreement.

Trade unions have reacted favourably to indications by the minister for Public Expenditure and Reform that collective negotiations in the public sector may be restored in 2015. Since 2009, the public sector has been subject to pay freezes and across the board cuts as a part of the Croke Park Agreement, which has been repeatedly reported in this newsletter. In recent months, as the economy started to recover, trade unions have been demanding pay restoration. Minister Howlin has now flagged the government’s interest in starting to address the loss of purchasing power by civil servants. The minister indicated that the pay growth would not compensate for all losses, but would be a start on the road to restoration.

English: http://www.impact.ie/14/08/11/Pay-recovery-negotiations-flagged-for-2015.htm

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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