Public sector working hours to figure in talks over new pay agreement

Brendan Howlin has confirmed that the issue of working hours in the public sector will be on the agenda when a possible successor to the Croke Park agreement is being negotiated.

25th November, 2012
Public sector working hours to figure in talks over new pay agreement
Thousands of people took to the streets yesterday in a Dublin Council of Trade Unions anti-austerity march. Photo: Feargal Ward

The Minister for Public Expenditure, Brendan Howlin, has confirmed that the issue of working hours in the public sector will be on the agenda when a possible successor to the Croke Park agreement is being negotiated.

According to Siptu vice-president Patricia King, during a short meeting last week, Howlin said that the working hours "would be on the agenda for the employer [the state]".

As thousands of people took to the streets yesterday in a...

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