Ireland - Wage improvements for public servants recruited on low pay - March 31, 2019

As part of a deal to address pay inequality, more than 60,000 public servants will gradually see pay improvements. The new arrangements are set to benefit more than 60,000 employees, including more than 16,0 teachers, almost 10,000 nurses and around 5,000 Special Needs Assistants. These public servants were recruited in times of economic crisis and therefore were faced with pay scales for all new entrants being slashed by 10%. The pay increases that, starting this months, will gradually come into effect are about 3300 euro on average. These increases come on top of pay rises already scheduled under the public service pay agreement. Some trade unions have rejected the wage improvement deal on the grounds that it did not restore full pay equality.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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