Wednesday 22 November 2017

Lansdowne Road was all about industrial peace

'Most public service workers will receive €2,000 in increased earnings in three phases between January 2016 and September 2017' (stock picture)
'Most public service workers will receive €2,000 in increased earnings in three phases between January 2016 and September 2017' (stock picture)
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

The Lansdowne Road Agreement was completed in 2015 and set out the process for reversing pay and pension cuts imposed on public sector workers during the economic recession.

From the Government's perspective it is a way of maintaining industrial peace, while unions saw it as a method of ensuring a phased restoration of pay.

Most public service workers will receive €2,000 in increased earnings in three phases between January 2016 and September 2017.

The increases are through a combination of adjustments to the public service pension levy and a partial reversal of pay cuts.

A €1,000 pay hike scheduled for next year will only apply to workers earning less than €65,000.

Retired public servants are also benefiting under the deal with most set to receive about €1,700 in their pensions over its lifetime.

In contrast to its predecessor, the Haddington Road Agreement, it does not make changes to individual terms and conditions such as working hours, annual leave or sick leave.

Irish Independent

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