Budget office warns public sector pay bill could jump by €1.1 billion

The Parliamentary Budget Office said in its latest briefing that public sector pay policy is nearing a 'critical juncture' with demands from unions for pay equalisation for newer public servants

2nd September, 2018
IFAC's advice to Paschal Donohoe

The Oireachtas budget office has warned Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe that the annual public sector pay bill could spiral by €1.1 billion.

It comes at a time when nurses are pushing for pay rises and when teachers are demanding the end of longer salary scales for new entrants.

The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO), which was set up to give TDs and senators an independent view of the nation’s finances ahead of the budget, has...

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