Sunday 20 October 2019

Public sector seeking pay rises on top of €400m hike


(stock photo)
(stock photo)

Anne-Marie Walsh

Public servants are seeking pay rises on top of €400m increases ring-fenced for next year under the current wage deal - despite Brexit.

Delegates at Siptu's biennial conference in Cork will debate a motion today calling for talks on a successor pay deal to be brought forward.

It says "realistic pay rises" are a priority.

The motion says the pay hikes to be negotiated over an agreed period should "recognise the growing financial challenges faced by health workers and their families".

Tabled by Siptu's health division executive, it calls on the union leadership to back a campaign to "immediately engage Government on bringing forward negotiations for a successor to the current Public Service Stability Agreement".

Delegates backed a motion to give restaurant workers a legal right to own their tips.

Research shows one in three workers does not get their tips, the conference heard.

Irish Independent

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