Ireland - Trade union threatens with 6% pay claim over public servants’ unpaid hours - June 1, 2019

Trade union Forsa warns that the government will face claims for special pay rises of 6% for public service workers as compensation if it does not roll back additional working hours introduced after the economic crisis. According to Forsa the additional working hours which were put in place for public service personnel in 2013 were worth about 6% in rough figures. The union states that if the additional working hours are not reversed, it is inevitable that unions would lodge productivity claims.

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