Unions take aim at Paschal Donohoe as public sector pay talks to begin this week

Irish Congress of Trade Unions expresses ‘disappointment’ at minister’s claim that crash-era pay rules had no influence on public sector industrial relations

Paschal Donohoe, public expenditure minister, and Kevin Callinan, president of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions: the sides are about to start public sector pay talks

Public sector trade unions have taken aim at Paschal Donohoe after the public expenditure minister said that emergency crash-era legislation had “no influence” on industrial relations for the state’s 385,000 public servants.

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has expressed “disappointment” at Donohoe’s claim that the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Fempi) rules – which cut the pay and pensions of public servants during the financial crisis – did not have any ...