€200m bill to restore equal pay for public servants

Ireland“It would cost €200m to restore equal pay for over 60,000 public servants recruited since 2011 on lower terms and conditions, according to a new report published by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. During the economic crisis, the Government unilaterally cut pay rates for new recruits by 10%, as well as reducing allowances, and introducing a new pension scheme viewed as less generous than the existing scheme applicable up to then …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 16 March]

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