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Patricia King said she expects the pay deal to be honoured. Photo: Damien Eagers

Patricia King said she expects the pay deal to be honoured. Photo: Damien Eagers

Patricia King said she expects the pay deal to be honoured. Photo: Damien Eagers

Union leaders have said a 2pc pay rise for the public sector must go ahead as planned in October, despite the dire state of the country's finances following the coronavirus lockdown.

Patricia King, general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu), also said at the weekend that the minimum wage should be increased from €10.10 to €12.30.

Under the final stage of the pay deal, 330,000 public sector workers, including nurses, gardaí and teachers, along with council staff, are due to get the 2pc hike in pay.


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