Wednesday 23 August 2017

Union leaders urge members to back public sector pay deal

(Stock photo)
(Stock photo)

Ian Begley

Trade union leaders have urged their members to vote in favour of a new public sector deal on pay and pensions.

The Siptu appeal comes after more than 20 organisations reached a deal with the Government to follow the Lansdowne Road Agreement.

The new deal will allow for pay reductions, introduced to deal with the economic crisis, to be restored by 2020 for all civil and public servants earning less than €70,000.

Siptu's National Executive Council said the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020 has more positive elements than negative ones.

"We have decided to recommend acceptance of the proposals, on balance, as the benefits, such as the protections against outsourcing in particular, as well as other positive elements, outweigh the potential for what might be gained by running the risk of rejection," the executive said.

Irish Independent

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