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Revealed: how 300k public sector workers dodged pension cut

Automatic link with public sector pay remains in place; Department warns of €16bn cost if law not implemented

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
31st July, 2016
Public expenditure minister Paschal Donohoe Pic: RollingNews.ie

More than 300,000 public sector workers are set to receive bigger pensions due to the state’s failure to fully implement a law passed in 2012.

Legislation was passed in 2012 to break the automatic link between public sector pay increases and pensions.

The idea was that public sector pensioners would only get increases in line with the cost of living.

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