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Public sector unions to accept pay deal; IMF chief in global recession warning

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Members of Fórsa and Siptu, trade unions representing thousands of public sector workers, voted overwhelmingly to accept the terms of the proposed extension to the Building Momentum pay agreement. The vote makes its formal adoption at a meeting of the Ictu’s Public Sector Committee (PSC) on Friday all but a formality. After the Fórsa’s ballot closed at noon on Thursday, it was announced that 91.3 per cent of the union’s members who had voted had ...