Younger workers to be left behind in new public sector pay deal

• State plans to retain lower pay rates for 50,000 newest teachers, nurses and gardaí • Lower pay rates to cost young teachers €75,000 over the course of their career

14th May, 2017

The government is determined to keep a two-tier pay system in place in a new public sector pay deal, in a move that will amplify the division between younger and older public sector workers.

It will be a major flashpoint for at least 50,000 teachers, nurses, gardaí and other public servants who have been recruited on lower pay rates over the past six years.

They had expected that the talks on the new pay deal,...

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