Ireland - Talks about controversial two-tier pay system - April 30, 2018

Public service unions and government officials are holding new talks on the two-tier pay system, which has seen about 60,000 State workers taken on since January 2011 receive less than more long-serving colleagues. Public service unions want the government to bring forward to 2019 the provision of increased pay for newer entrants to the public service in what they see as an equity issue. While government still maintains that no funding to address the issue will be located before 2020 trade union Fórsa believes that the strengthening economic and exchequer recovery means it should be possible to start funding it in 2019.

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