Pay talks divided over pension demands

Government insisting on greater pension contributions from public service workers Martin Wall Talks adjourned late last night as significant divisions remained between the Government and staff representatives on a new public-service agreement. While no proposals on pay improvements had been formally tabled, it is understood the Government was insisting on greater pension contributions from most […]

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Public Sector pay talks Update 1pm: Tuesday 6th. June 2017

INMO calls for additional funds as public service pay talks resume Union negotiators have indicated that they expect the talks to conclude by tomorrow Additional exchequer funding will have to be found to address the recruitment and retention difficulties in the public service, according to the Irish Nurses and midwives Organisation. Speaking as he arrived for […]

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Unions believe talks on public pay deal will end on Wednesday

Major disagreements have arisen on outsourcing and Saturday working   Unions believe that talks on a new public service pay agreement will probably end next Wednesday. However there is still considerable disagreement between the Government and trade unions on key non-pay issues such as outsourcing and Saturday working . Government and union negotiators are expected […]

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Update 2pm Wednesday 31st. May: Negotiations on an extension to the Lansdowne Road Agreement expected to run into next week

Government  to put forward non-pay related proposals at public service talks The Government is expected to table concrete proposals at the public service pay talks though it is understood they will involve non-pay issues, rather than the key areas of pay and pensions, as the talks enter an eighth day. A number of unions have voiced […]

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Garda HR chief ‘appalled’ at Commissioner’s refusal to release letter

Heated exchanges at committee on Garda’s handling of financial irregularities at Templemore The civilian head of human resources at An Garda Síochána has described as “extraordinary” a claim that he may have been guilty of a crime for raising concerns about financial irregularities at the Garda training college in Templemore. Testifying at the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee (Pac), John Barrett delivered a […]

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Letter to Editor – Irish Times Wednesday 31st. May Heritage Bill is bad news for environment

From todays Irish Times (Wednesday 31st. May 2017), letters to the Editor.  GERRY RYAN, President, Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations is a GSRMA member and member of Thurles Branch. There are many GSRMA members who are members of Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Associations. Sir, – In the last two months thousands of hectares of our […]

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