THE new deal will include pay cuts of as much as 10pc for higher earners, a longer working week, suspension and delaying of increments and the abolition of the "two-tier" system which pays new workers less.
The deal has been recommended by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, which has outlined some specifics of the deal.
*Pay cuts of between 5pc and 6.5pc for those earning between €65,000, with those on over €185,000 getting hit with a 10pc cut.
*Three year suspension of increments for all on over €65,000.
*One three month delay of increments for people earning less than €35,000, with two similar delays for workers on between €35,000 and €65,000.
*Workers on a 35 hour week or less will now work a 37 hour week, those on over 35 hours a week now go up to a 39 hour week, while anyone on a 39 hour week remains unchanged but their first hour of overtime will be given free The abolition of the "two-tier" system where newer workers are hired on lower rates.
Anyone teachers hired after 2010 who were paid as much less will now be on a merged pay scale, funded by the abolition of substitution and supervision allowance. Teaching union official Shiela Nunan said this was a huge matter of concern for teachers.
*Pension levy reduced from 5pc to 2.5pc for all public servants.
*Saturday premium payments remain as they are, "twilight allowance" for working between 6pm and 8pm abolished.
*Sunday payments reduced from double time to time and three quarters.
ICTU's Shay Cody said: "It is a very difficult agreement, there is no point in sugaring that particular pill".