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State to re-engage with unions over pay talks; US Fed chair issues recession warning

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Leo Varadkar, the Tánaiste, said the government would re-engage with public service unions to make a further offer on stalled pay talks. Negotiations at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) ended last Friday without agreement after unions claimed that the government’s offer of wage increases fell far short of inflation. Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Varadkar said he believed public servants deserve a pay increase. “I do believe the public servants deserve a pay increase,” he ...