Ireland - Deal on revision of pay scales for firefighters - May 31, 2016

There has been a breakthrough in pay talks for firefighters as the government agrees to reverse cuts for new recruits. Under the deal, firefighters hired after 2012 will regain a 4,500 euro rent allowance. The Acting Public Expenditure Minister and Acting Environment Minister have announced that they agreed to the revised salary scale for these public servants. In return, the firefighters are said to be prepared to work on productivity as part of a reform package within the fire service - known as Keeping Communities Safe.

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