Public sector pay: legislating for posterity
By the end of 2020, almost 90 per cent of all workers in the public sector will have had their 2008 levels of pay restored
Public sector workers are getting a pay rise following negotiations between Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe and their unions. The talks followed on from the evidence supplied by the Public Sector Pay Commission. The Lansdowne Road Agreement will be extended and it will cost the state roughly €887 million between now and 2020. Achieving this agreement so quickly is no joke and credit must be given to Donohoe and his officials and the union representatives. At the end of 2020, almost 90 per cent of all public sector workers will have their 2008 levels of pay restored. (Only very high-paid public sector workers are left out, and to be honest, they’ll be grand.)
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