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17.50 - Fórsa calls for increased wages for starting civil servants

Public sector workers have called for increased starting salaries in the civil and public service, saying that pay for them is far too low.

As reported by RTÉ, motions have been passed at the Fórsa conference, currently being held in Killarney, County Kerry, calling for a bump to their wages.

The country’s largest public service union also called for a change in how government ...