Tuesday March 31, 2020

Public sector seeks slice of recovery

By the end of the year, more people will be working in the public sector than ever, and the government will want to ward off spiralling pay demands

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

2nd September, 2018

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 has highlighted the cost of pay demands by the public sector unions as numbers in the public sector are due to reach their highest-ever level at the end of this year.

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

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