Overall staff costs have been reduced by almost €30 million, down from €243.6 million in 2010 to €214 million in 2013. Overtime has been eliminated and there was a 20 per cent reduction in subsistence allowances for all grades. A voluntary severance programme remains open until 2016 to achieve a further reduction of 450 jobs. Wages have been frozen at Irish Rail since 2008, with no performance payments. However, pay scale increments have been paid.
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