Ministers plan to fast track new public sector deal

Coalition believes pressure from public sector unions will be too great to withstand new pact

30th October, 2016
Siptu president Jack O’Connor

Government ministers are discussing the acceleration of a new public sector pay deal to stave off crippling strikes.

While there is still no intention of meeting the demands of striking secondary school teachers and gardaí who are engaged in work-to-rule protests, government ministers are privately discussing the prospect of a new public sector pay deal which would come into effect before Lansdowne Road ends in September 2018.

Their belief is that it may be necessary...

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