Public Sector Pensions Levy

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2017 by steve

IrelandÉamon Ó Cuív (Galway West, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason public servants in receipt of a public service pension have the pension levy deducted from their pensions; the rate at which it is deducted; his plans to reduce the pension levy in the coming years; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 15 February]

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Public sector pensions boost

Posted in Governance and administration on June 17th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Two thirds of retired public service workers who saw their pensions slashed during the economic crash are set to benefit from increases of up to €1,680 over the next three years, in sharp contrast to their private sector colleagues …” (more)

[Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner, 17 June]

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Public servants set to gain €1,000 next year in pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration on May 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Public service staff are expected to receive a boost in earnings of about €1,000 next year under a pay restoration deal being finalised tonight. The shape of the deal being considered would suggest State employees could receive a further, similar pay boost in 2017 …” (more)

[Martin Wall and Fiach Kelly, Irish Times, 28 May]

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Public sector pay talks to switch to issue of pension levy

Posted in Governance and administration on May 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The public sector pay talks will today switch to the issue of the deeply unpopular pension levy after significant progress was made between Government and union officials …” (more)

[Niall O’Connor, Independent, 28 May]

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Public service pay ‘restoration’ talks underway

Posted in Governance and administration on May 12th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Talks on how much of the Government’s €750m public expenditure pledge will be given over to pay restoration for its staff will begin this afternoon, with the pension levy likely to feature high on the agenda over the coming days …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers and Ann Cahill, Irish Examiner, 12 May]

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Abolishing pension levy the priority in public pay talks – Siptu chief

Posted in Governance and administration on May 11th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Abolishing the pension levy should be the priority in talks to restore pay and pensions of public servants, Siptu general president Jack O’Connor has said. ‘I think it is probably the best thing to start with’, he added …” (more)

[Michael O’Regan, Irish Times, 10 May]

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Managerialism risks destroying our universities, warns IFUT General Secretary

Posted in Governance and administration on May 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Huge damage is being done to independence and freedom of decision-making in the University Sector due to the new ‘managerialist’ approach increasingly asserting itself in our universities Mike Jennings, General Secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) said at the organisations Annual Conference in Dublin …” (more)

[Irish Federation of University Teachers, 9 May]

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Unions to seek public pay rise by pension levy cut

Posted in Governance and administration on May 8th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Public service unions are to seek a flat-rate pay increase for government employees by getting a reduction in the rate of their pension levy when pay restoration talks get underway next week …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 8 May]

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