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Column: The Haddington Road deal is just the same as the last, with a few tweaks
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Column: The Haddington Road deal is just the same as the last, with a few tweaks

Jun 2nd 2013, 8:15 AM 70 Views 127 Comments

Instead of uniting against this draconian piece of legislation, the unions are operating under a ‘me fein’ attitude that will help no one, writes Kieran Allen.

UNITE tells members they should vote against Haddington Road deal
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UNITE tells members they should vote against Haddington Road deal

May 31st 2013, 4:45 PM 4,076 Views 50 Comments

The union says the new proposals don’t address its concerns about the broader economic effect of public pay cuts.

"This was a very difficult decision": INMO accepts Haddington Road deal
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"This was a very difficult decision": INMO accepts Haddington Road deal

May 28th 2013, 7:20 PM 7,662 Views 37 Comments

The INMO had rejected the Croke Park II pay deal but has said the new deal is the best available for its members

Gilmore won't say whether Government will legislate for public pay cuts
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Gilmore won't say whether Government will legislate for public pay cuts

Apr 18th 2013, 12:32 PM 6,818 Views 82 Comments

The Tánaiste calls for ‘calm, reasoned reflection’ after the Croke Park 2 pay proposals were struck down by public workers.

GRA protest at the Dáil over cuts to pay
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GRA protest at the Dáil over cuts to pay

Mar 20th 2013, 12:00 PM 8,091 Views 84 Comments

The Garda Representative Association says the deal now being voted on by the trade union movement is “blatantly unfair” .

Column: Croke Park 2 is a watershed moment in the Irish trade union movement
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Column: Croke Park 2 is a watershed moment in the Irish trade union movement

Mar 13th 2013, 7:00 AM 65 Views 93 Comments

Croke Park 2 is a serious reversal of rights won by trade unions over decades. If rejected, it will be the union leaders that will come under question, writes Kieran Allen.

Column: In comparison to public sector workers in the US, Irish frontline workers are poorly paid
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Column: In comparison to public sector workers in the US, Irish frontline workers are poorly paid

Mar 10th 2013, 8:15 AM 155 Views 99 Comments

New recruits to frontline services in Boston can be paid three times more than what the Irish government has sought to establish as the new starting salary for public service workers. Larry Donnelly discusses the reasons for the disparity in salaries.

Civil servant union to recommend No vote on Croke Park II
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Civil servant union to recommend No vote on Croke Park II

Feb 27th 2013, 8:51 AM 6,697 Views 54 Comments

The AHCPS which represents more than 2,700 public sector workers says its members have already taken pay reductions of at least 15 per cent.

Croke Park II: SIPTU national officers to take pay cuts
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Croke Park II: SIPTU national officers to take pay cuts

Feb 26th 2013, 6:15 PM 12,109 Views 86 Comments

The cuts are in line with the Labour Relations Commission proposals that emerged from discussions on the Croke Park pay deal.

At a glance: What’s in the proposed public pay deal
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At a glance: What’s in the proposed public pay deal

Feb 25th 2013, 1:56 PM 52,221 Views 231 Comments

The Labour Relations Commission has released details of its proposals that unions will now be asked to vote on.

Government, public service unions reach deal on extending Croke Park
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Government, public service unions reach deal on extending Croke Park

Feb 25th 2013, 1:15 PM 26,819 Views 218 Comments

ICTU says the deal reached means better protections for public servants than across-the-board pay cuts.

'We have no more to give': Over 3,000 attend Frontline services rally
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'We have no more to give': Over 3,000 attend Frontline services rally

Feb 18th 2013, 7:33 PM 22,146 Views 160 Comments

Unions representing prison workers, hospital staff, ambulance workers and Gardaí attend a major rally in Tallaght.

UNITE demands explanation over economic effect of €1bn pay saving
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UNITE demands explanation over economic effect of €1bn pay saving

Feb 15th 2013, 4:34 PM 4,232 Views 30 Comments

The trade union says it can’t consider cutting members’ pay unless it knows what effect the cuts will have on the economy.

Troika wants less pay, more hours for public sector workers
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Troika wants less pay, more hours for public sector workers

Jan 11th 2013, 11:25 AM 17,132 Views 174 Comments

A draft Troika report, obtained by TheJournal.ie, reveals suggestions that the Croke Park Agreement may not go far enough.

Aaron McKenna: Plight of nurses exposes futility of the Croke Park deal
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Aaron McKenna: Plight of nurses exposes futility of the Croke Park deal

Dec 15th 2012, 8:15 AM 64 Views 110 Comments

We’re breaking the hiring freeze to staff our health service – and the new entrants will be taking the pay cuts nobody else wants.

Howlin says public jobs, low-level pay rates remain off the table
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Howlin says public jobs, low-level pay rates remain off the table

Nov 25th 2012, 2:48 PM 8,446 Views 77 Comments

Brendan Howlin says talks this week on getting more from the Croke Park Deal will not touch lower pay rates.

Howlin wants to extend Croke Park to 2016 and make extra €1bn savings
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Howlin wants to extend Croke Park to 2016 and make extra €1bn savings

Nov 21st 2012, 10:03 AM 5,294 Views 61 Comments

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform plans to meet with public sector unions next week.

Government asks unions to attend talks on improving Croke Park savings
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Government asks unions to attend talks on improving Croke Park savings

Nov 20th 2012, 2:09 PM 4,703 Views 35 Comments

Brendan Howlin says depending on how the first talks ago, the parties might start negotiations on a successor to Croke Park.

Some allowances should be subsumed into core pay, say Garda reps
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Some allowances should be subsumed into core pay, say Garda reps

Nov 1st 2012, 4:24 PM 11,807 Views 68 Comments

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and representatives of garda bodies appearing before Public Accounts Committee.

In numbers: How much government spending is protected under Croke Park?
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In numbers: How much government spending is protected under Croke Park?

Oct 21st 2012, 8:45 AM 8,310 Views 29 Comments

Public pay and pensions can’t be touched under Croke Park. So just how much of public spending does that make up?

Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances
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Review could see TDs recommend cuts to their own allowances

Oct 20th 2012, 2:15 PM 4,486 Views 30 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee is to review allowances paid to ministers and others – and could ask for them to be cut.

Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal
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Labour TDs criticise Fine Gael 'rants' about Croke Park deal

Oct 15th 2012, 9:45 PM 8,076 Views 67 Comments

One Labour TD described the eight Fine Gael TDs as “belligerent”

Government insists Croke Park savings are not overstated
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Government insists Croke Park savings are not overstated

Oct 14th 2012, 9:17 PM 8,244 Views 37 Comments

The Department of Public Expenditure says Croke Park savings don’t include estimates for overheads – hours after Simon Coveney said otherwise.

Coveney: Department 'was being accurate' in rejecting government's Croke Park criteria
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Coveney: Department 'was being accurate' in rejecting government's Croke Park criteria

Oct 14th 2012, 2:29 PM 5,096 Views 14 Comments

Simon Coveney says Department of Finance guidelines for calculating Croke Park savings are not realistic in his case.

Column: Moaning about allowances lets us ignore Ireland’s real problems
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Column: Moaning about allowances lets us ignore Ireland’s real problems

Sep 25th 2012, 7:30 AM 35 Views 81 Comments

Public sector allowances are small fry – but the media storm is a distraction from the real bad news, writes Michael Taft.

Croke Park Agreement: Where do the political parties stand?
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Croke Park Agreement: Where do the political parties stand?

Sep 23rd 2012, 8:45 AM 6,875 Views 55 Comments

We’ve asked all of the political parties and a smattering of independents to outline clearly and in detail their position on the Croke Park Agreement on public sector pay and reform. Here is what they said…

Column: We just can’t afford it any more – the case against Croke Park
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Column: We just can’t afford it any more – the case against Croke Park

Sep 15th 2012, 12:00 PM 101 Views 136 Comments

Public sector workers have seen their average wages rise while others fall – and this can’t continue, writes Keith Redmond.

Ministers affirm government commitment to seeing out Croke Park deal
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Ministers affirm government commitment to seeing out Croke Park deal

Sep 10th 2012, 10:26 AM 3,726 Views 62 Comments

Both Pat Rabbitte and Richard Bruton say the current deal runs until 2014 – and the government plans to see it through.

Croke Park the 'most successful social contract in State's history' - Labour Minister
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Croke Park the 'most successful social contract in State's history' - Labour Minister

Sep 9th 2012, 4:51 PM 8,438 Views 112 Comments

Minister of State for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, has insisted the agreement on public sector pay and reform is delivering amid growing calls for it to be re-examined.

Croke Park talks needed in 'six to eight months if not sooner' - Varadkar
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Croke Park talks needed in 'six to eight months if not sooner' - Varadkar

Sep 9th 2012, 2:04 PM 6,231 Views 68 Comments

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has said that negotiations over the extension or renegotiation of the Croke Park Agreement will be needed within the “next six to eight months if not sooner”.

Doctors' union accuses HSE of trying to collapse talks
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Doctors' union accuses HSE of trying to collapse talks

Jul 27th 2012, 2:58 PM 2,095 Views 6 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation says talks last night on new work practices in the Health Sector were less constructive than hoped.

Everything you need to know about the Croke Park Agreement
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Everything you need to know about the Croke Park Agreement

Jul 7th 2012, 8:45 AM 15,388 Views 85 Comments

It is a key agreement between government and the public service representatives but just what exactly is the Public Service Agreement, as it is officially known, all about and why does it create so many talking points?

Howlin insists: If Unions keep Croke Park commitments, we’ll keep ours
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Howlin insists: If Unions keep Croke Park commitments, we’ll keep ours

Jun 28th 2012, 1:03 PM 3,652 Views 60 Comments

The public expenditure minister tells the Dáil that lower-paid public servants will not have their increments cut.

Croke Park agreement 'should not exist at all' - Eddie Hobbs
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Croke Park agreement 'should not exist at all' - Eddie Hobbs

Jun 17th 2012, 12:53 PM 7,214 Views 44 Comments

The financial advisor and broadcaster said the deal cocooned higher-level public servants and targeted cuts at the most vulnerable.

Crystal, cricket and Croatian boobs: the week in statistics
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Crystal, cricket and Croatian boobs: the week in statistics

Jun 16th 2012, 7:30 PM 9,895 Views 0 Comments

Plus – the latest estimate of the average industrial wage, and how close Spain is being pushed to an international bailout…

Croke Park deal: Unions reject Varadkar suggestion to allow redundancies
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Croke Park deal: Unions reject Varadkar suggestion to allow redundancies

Jun 15th 2012, 11:50 AM 3,476 Views 50 Comments

Trade unions are confused by the logic behind Leo Varadkar’s suggestions that some public staff should be laid off.

Croke Park deal saved €920m in second year, report says
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Croke Park deal saved €920m in second year, report says

Jun 13th 2012, 12:34 PM 2,569 Views 40 Comments

The Implementation Body for the public service pay deal says savings of €900m have been made between pay and non-pay.

Gilmore: Government will honour Croke Park deal
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Gilmore: Government will honour Croke Park deal

Apr 13th 2012, 9:53 AM 2,066 Views 46 Comments

The Labour leader insisted the agreement on public service pay and pensions was delivering the necessary reforms.

Teachers warn of strike ballots if allowances are cut
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Teachers warn of strike ballots if allowances are cut

Apr 10th 2012, 5:55 PM 3,536 Views 37 Comments

Both the TUI and ASTI say they will consider any cuts to teachers’ allowances as a breach of the Croke Park Agreement.

Public sector bashing 'has become a blood sport' - Hayes
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Public sector bashing 'has become a blood sport' - Hayes

Mar 29th 2012, 10:31 AM 4,051 Views 73 Comments

However, Hayes warned that a cultural change was essential for Ireland’s economic recovery.

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