Monday 23 October 2017

SIPTU secures backing for pay deal

MEMBERS of SIPTU have voted to back a revised public sector pay deal, paving the way for €1bn in budget savings and likely averting the threat of major strikes.

MEMBERS of SIPTU have voted to back a revised public sector pay deal, paving the way for €1bn in budget savings and likely averting the threat of major strikes.

The government had pencilled in savings from the deal to meet deficit targets under its 2010 EU-IMF bailout, which it is due to exit in December, but that was put in doubt when SIPTU voted against an earlier version of the deal in April.

SIPTU members, who account for around 25pc of our public sector workers, voted 76pc in favour of the deal, the union said in a statement.

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