Minister Donohoe outlines two-phased approach to securing future of collective pay agreements. Govt committed to collective approach to setting pay policy as most orderly & affordable way to deliver for public servants & those using public services
The ICTU Public Services Committee (PSC) acknowledges and welcomes the Government’s decision to invite the parties to the Lansdowne Road Agreement to discussions on issues arising from recent Labour Court recommendations in the garda dispute, and Minister Donohoe’s announcement that these discussions will conclude by the end of January 2017.
A Red C opinion poll, published in the Sunday Business Post on Sunday last, has shown that 62% of voters support full public service pay restoration, even if it means a lower cut to the Universal Social Charge (USC). A total of 48% said that they supported public service pay restoration, even if it meant lower spending on infrastructure and 48% backed restoration, even if it meant less spending on public services.