Public sector unions to ballot members over 6.5% pay increase
Talks between unions and government have been ongoing for months, and are driven by the cost-of-living crisis
Public sector unions are to ballot their members after workers were offered a 6.5 per cent pay increase by the government.
The proposal would mark the largest pay increase in more than a decade, and would raise the pay of 330,000 public sector workers. It is estimated the pay rise would cost €1.625 billion between this year and next – almost double the €906 million cost of the two-year Building Momentum pay deal it is ...