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From TheJournal.ie Public sector hoovering up office space in capital as it's becoming Dublin's fastest growing employer Jobs Growth

Public sector hoovering up office space in capital as it's becoming Dublin's fastest growing employer

Over 4,900 jobs were created in public administration last year, according to the latest Savills Ireland report.

From TheJournal.ie European Court rules that two-tier teacher pay scale isn't age discrimination INTO

European Court rules that two-tier teacher pay scale isn't age discrimination

Teacher’s union the INTO said that it the ruling was “a bitter disappointment”.

From TheJournal.ie 'The start of Paschal's troubles': Primary teachers reject public sector pay deal Pay Inequality

'The start of Paschal's troubles': Primary teachers reject public sector pay deal

The INTO said that the pay deal did not address the issue of pay inequality for newcomers to the profession.

From TheJournal.ie Public service pay deal is 'fair to workers and taxpayers' - Donohoe Lansdowne 2.0

Public service pay deal is 'fair to workers and taxpayers' - Donohoe

A draft deal to succeed the Lansdowne Road agreement was reached late last night.

From TheJournal.ie Paschal Donohoe is gearing up for a 'very demanding' public sector pay showdown Pay Restoration

Paschal Donohoe is gearing up for a 'very demanding' public sector pay showdown

The Public Service Pay Commission will soon deliver its report.

From TheJournal.ie Civil servants' union wants a €1.4 billion pay restoration Restoration

Civil servants' union wants a €1.4 billion pay restoration

Geraghty said that he didn’t want the issue to be a public sector versus private sector divide, but said that their demands were “reasonable”.

From TheJournal.ie Here is the pay gap between public and private sector workers Show Me The Money

Here is the pay gap between public and private sector workers

Earnings were generally higher in the public sector, but the gap has narrowed markedly.

From TheJournal.ie Government to talk to public sector unions about Garda pay deal Lansdowne Road

Government to talk to public sector unions about Garda pay deal

Siptu has deferred its planned industrial action ballot as a result.

From TheJournal.ie Now it's the private sector: unions demand 4% increase for all members Money Money Money

Now it's the private sector: unions demand 4% increase for all members

Pressure is mounting on government to deal with the public pay row, as private sector unions set to lodge pay claims.

From TheJournal.ie Updated: Health Minister will engage with IMO as junior doctors vote on industrial action Industrial Unrest

Updated: Health Minister will engage with IMO as junior doctors vote on industrial action

The ongoing dispute centres on the restoration of an agreed €3000 “living-out” allowance.

From TheJournal.ie First the buses, now the gardaí: Government fears 'domino effect' in public sector pay demands Mo Money Mo Problems

First the buses, now the gardaí: Government fears 'domino effect' in public sector pay demands

Minister Donohoe reiterated that any public sector pay claims must be settled through the Lansdowne Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie What the children’s hospital tells us about public sector decision-making Opinion

What the children’s hospital tells us about public sector decision-making

In planning the project, political expediency and complacency took precedence over the actual needs of children, writes Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Only way to pay young public servants equally is to end generous pension regime Opinion

Only way to pay young public servants equally is to end generous pension regime

When addressing public sector pay, the big elephant in the room isn’t just the upfront costs of recruiting new entrants, Aaron McKenna argues.

From TheJournal.ie Watch out civil servants - Renua are gunning for you Rewarding Times

Watch out civil servants - Renua are gunning for you

The party launched the first of two policy documents (relating to public service rewards and a ‘right to know’ public data law) this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Even more public servants are rejecting a pay deal Lansdowne Road Agreement

Even more public servants are rejecting a pay deal

Unite have said no to the Lansdowne Road proposals.

From TheJournal.ie Debate Room: Are keep fit schemes in work a great idea or majorly intrusive? Opinion

Debate Room: Are keep fit schemes in work a great idea or majorly intrusive?

Leo Varadkar has announced a new initiative for public sector employees. – but is it a good idea or a bad idea?

From TheJournal.ie Public sector workers shouldn't get disproportionate pay increases over everyone else Opinion

Public sector workers shouldn't get disproportionate pay increases over everyone else

A €2,000 pay rise for virtually all public sector workers over the next two years is madness, no matter what kind of spin the union bosses want to put on it.

From TheJournal.ie Four out of 10 companies won't be giving pay rises this year Public Sector Pay

Four out of 10 companies won't be giving pay rises this year

Ibec has warned that the new public sector pay deal could create create “unrealistic wage expectation” in the private sector.

From TheJournal.ie Most public servants will get €2,000 extra over the next two years Cash Money

Most public servants will get €2,000 extra over the next two years

The government has struck a deal with public sector unions this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Today's top stories in 7 seconds Lunch Fix

Today's top stories in 7 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

From TheJournal.ie How big is the average penis? That, and more, in the week in numbers Prime Numbers

How big is the average penis? That, and more, in the week in numbers

Plus: How much did Willie Walsh earn last year?

From TheJournal.ie Public sector workers shouldn't expect a pay rise this year Haddington Road

Public sector workers shouldn't expect a pay rise this year

The Taoiseach has said economic recovery will be a priority in any talks about wage increases.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The Irish civil service is a genuine success story – other countries should follow our model Civil Service

Opinion: The Irish civil service is a genuine success story – other countries should follow our model

So much irrationality is directed at our civil service, including the dangerous notion of privatisation of functions, that the hard work of many decent people is overlooked.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Attempts to reform the civil service (again) may simply waste more money Reform

Opinion: Attempts to reform the civil service (again) may simply waste more money

The only effective public sector reform is privatisation.

From TheJournal.ie Cork County Council may ditch controversial JobBridge scheme Embargo

Cork County Council may ditch controversial JobBridge scheme

The Council are set to vote on a motion that could make the local authority one of the first in the country to stop using the Government backed internships.

From TheJournal.ie Public sector average wages are €300 per week higher than private sector Pay Packets

Public sector average wages are €300 per week higher than private sector

The average public sector wage is just short of €920 per week – but experts say that could be skewed.

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Why are we still rewarding failure and sparing punishment in the public sector? Public Sector

Aaron McKenna: Why are we still rewarding failure and sparing punishment in the public sector?

The public sector employs hundreds of thousands of people, yet it rarely if ever actually dismisses anyone. It’s bizarre.

From TheJournal.ie This top civil servant wants to talk about making it easier to sack public sector workers MacGill

This top civil servant wants to talk about making it easier to sack public sector workers

Robert Watt has admitted it is easier to sack workers in the private sector than it is in the public sector.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries Climate Change

Column: Here's where we can make cuts – and savings! – that won’t hurt services, jobs or salaries

Cutting costly emissions from thousands of public buildings would help the environment and save Ireland €200m a year – without requiring a single job loss.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-firefighter running in locals wants whistleblower legislation for all public sector workers Not Kidding

Ex-firefighter running in locals wants whistleblower legislation for all public sector workers

John Kidd said he’ll be sticking up for middle income workers if he’s elected.

From TheJournal.ie Shutting down social media and 11 other motions at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis Going Through The Motions

Shutting down social media and 11 other motions at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Delegates at the party’s 75th annual Ard Fheis will vote on everything from disability quotas in politics to legalising marijuana.

From TheJournal.ie 'A lot done, more to do': Reform plans promise more public services cards and better procurement Public Service

'A lot done, more to do': Reform plans promise more public services cards and better procurement

Launching new public service reform plans today, the Minister of State Brian Hayes said there has been “a lot done, more to do, to borrow a phrase from the past”.

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: 'Top-up' payments part of a game whose rules need to change Opinion

Damien Kiberd: 'Top-up' payments part of a game whose rules need to change

“The model of social partnership promoted since 1987 relies for its internal cohesion on permitting people at various levels within the system to milk that system for their own benefit.”

From TheJournal.ie ASTI boss: Teachers' action is "not about pay" Haddington Road

ASTI boss: Teachers' action is "not about pay"

Pat King has said the planned action will affect students only “marginally”. Teachers will withdraw from out-of-hours duties including parent and staff meetings from tomorrow week.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not changeable': Tánaiste and Howlin say no renegotiation of Haddington Road Teachers

'It's not changeable': Tánaiste and Howlin say no renegotiation of Haddington Road

The two Labour ministers’ comments come in the wake of ASTI members rejecting the public sector pay deal.

From TheJournal.ie ASTI to discuss industrial action by teachers Teachers

ASTI to discuss industrial action by teachers

In a ballot on Friday, teachers rejected the Haddington Road public sector pay deal and voted in favour of industrial action.

From TheJournal.ie Minister encourages retired public servants ‘twiddling their thumbs’ to volunteer abroad Volunteering

Minister encourages retired public servants ‘twiddling their thumbs’ to volunteer abroad

Minister of State Joe Costello told TheJournal.ie that his department plans to launch a new civilian volunteer corps later this year.

From TheJournal.ie Column:“I'm sorry, there are no doctors” - what it's like to work in an understaffed Emergency Department Opinion

Column:“I'm sorry, there are no doctors” - what it's like to work in an understaffed Emergency Department

Overworked staff, backlogs of patients, and an extreme lack of experienced Consultants. Dr Bríd McGrath talks about the struggle involved in working in one of Ireland’s busiest Emergency Departments.

From TheJournal.ie Greece readies itself for another general strike Greek Protests

Greece readies itself for another general strike

Unions have called for a one-day national mobilisation against the axing re-deployment of thousands of civil servants.

From TheJournal.ie The Taoiseach, Ministers and every TD are having their pay cut today Pay Day

The Taoiseach, Ministers and every TD are having their pay cut today

As are the country’s 292,000 civil servants who are experiencing the first effects of the Haddington Road Agreement in their pay cheques today.

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