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#Public Servants

From TheJournal.ie President signs bill that allows public servants work until they're 70 Retirement

President signs bill that allows public servants work until they're 70

The State pension age is scheduled to increase to 67 in 2021 and 68 in 2028.

From TheJournal.ie Public servants 'in limbo' as law to change retirement age faces 'tight' Christmas deadline Race Against Time

Public servants 'in limbo' as law to change retirement age faces 'tight' Christmas deadline

Unions and politicians have expressed fears that many more will be forced to retire before new legislation comes in.

From TheJournal.ie Civil servant fighting compulsory retirement at 65 takes case to the High Court Public Servants

Civil servant fighting compulsory retirement at 65 takes case to the High Court

Legislation set to extend the compulsory retirement age will arrive too late for George McLoughlin.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should women get menstrual leave for severe period pains? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should women get menstrual leave for severe period pains?

Menstrual leave is already in place in other countries and some private companies.

From TheJournal.ie Clerical officer forced to take €11,000 salary cut for same job because he's turning 65 Happy Birthday

Clerical officer forced to take €11,000 salary cut for same job because he's turning 65

“It’s not fair that somebody facing that kind of cut will be expected to continue to do the same job because of a birthday.”

From TheJournal.ie Public servants approaching retirement who want to work past 65 will be re-hired and placed on a lower pay scale Interim Measures

Public servants approaching retirement who want to work past 65 will be re-hired and placed on a lower pay scale

Interim measures apply to those approaching retirement who wish to work on before the necessary legislation has been enacted.

From TheJournal.ie Government approves new public servants' pay deal - but unions aren't on board Fempi Measures

Government approves new public servants' pay deal - but unions aren't on board

The Minister for Finance published a bill ratifying a new public workers’ pay deal which was drafted earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'd have more money and less stress working in Aldi': Our new generation of frontline staff have had enough Public Servants

'I'd have more money and less stress working in Aldi': Our new generation of frontline staff have had enough

We spoke to a garda, a nurse and a teacher who are just a couple of years into their careers – and already disenfranchised.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should public servants' sick leave be capped further? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should public servants' sick leave be capped further?

Public sector workers’ average number of sick days each year is twice that of the private sector according to figures released by the government.

From TheJournal.ie The Lansdowne Road deal: Who's getting what and who's not happy about it Public Servants

The Lansdowne Road deal: Who's getting what and who's not happy about it

It looks likely the agreement will be accepted though some workers are not at all satisfied with it.

From TheJournal.ie Brendan Howlin thinks left-wing parties "thrive in chaos" Professional Agitators

Brendan Howlin thinks left-wing parties "thrive in chaos"

…and if those rumours of an €800 windfall for public servants are true.

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 Fancy a job as a public servant? Recruitment for 550 positions has started Jobswatch

Fancy a job as a public servant? Recruitment for 550 positions has started

The job will be filled over the next two years.

From TheJournal.ie Labour Court rules in unions' favour over Injuries Board outsourcing Public Servants

Labour Court rules in unions' favour over Injuries Board outsourcing

Unions said the transfer of work had been made without consultation with unions. The board said it has been outsourcing for years.

From TheJournal.ie ASTI promises "strong action" if teachers are made redundant Haddington Road

ASTI promises "strong action" if teachers are made redundant

Nearly 50 posts have been identified as being over the official quota and could be targeted for redundancy, but the ASTI says it will take action if members are hit.

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 Costello launches initiative to encourage retired public servants to volunteer Volunteering

Costello launches initiative to encourage retired public servants to volunteer

An online register is being set up to match the skills of volunteers to the needs of the countries and communities.

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 Government shrugs off EU fears to proceeds with public job cuts Public Service

Government shrugs off EU fears to proceeds with public job cuts

Brendan Howlin today confirmed he was continuing with plans to cut public staff numbers by 9,500 in two years.

From TheJournal.ie Greece has money to pay bills until 20th July: report Greece

Greece has money to pay bills until 20th July: report

Greece has about €2 billion to pay salaries and pensions until 20th July, according to media reports.

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: The Government’s You Retire, We Rehire policy; Israel to take on Ireland; the second referendum that won’t happen will be held on 22 June.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly two-thirds of civil servants in line for pay increase this year Public Pay

Nearly two-thirds of civil servants in line for pay increase this year

63 per cent of civil servants – including 2,776 who already earn over €70k – are entitled to ‘increments’ this year.

From TheJournal.ie Government to close three decentralised offices - report Decentralisation

Government to close three decentralised offices - report

RTÉ reports that the closure of decentralised offices of FÁS, the Equality Tribunal, and the Department of the Environment has been given the green light.

From TheJournal.ie 337 Gardaí to retire between December and February Gardaí

337 Gardaí to retire between December and February

Hundreds of gardaí have applied to retire over the next few months, including an assistant commissioner and five chief superintendents.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

All of the day’s main news, plus the little bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Up to 9,000 public sector workers set to retire amid pension changes Public Sector

Up to 9,000 public sector workers set to retire amid pension changes

Changes to pension calculations are likely to see an increasing number of public servants seek retirement this year.

From TheJournal.ie Retirements could leave stations without permanent garda: report Gardaí

Retirements could leave stations without permanent garda: report

The Garda Síochána could be left with significant personnel shortages if all gardaí eligible for retirement by next February decide to step down from their posts, according to an internal document seen by RTÉ.

From TheJournal.ie Privilege days case might lead Howlin to tackle all public sector leave Annual Leave

Privilege days case might lead Howlin to tackle all public sector leave

After plan to abolish two privilege days for civil servants was rejected yesterday, Government may look to make savings across a broader section of public servants.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

In today’s Fix: Getting convicts into the community, to target or not to target Gaddafi, the preservation of civil servants’ privilege days and one man’s transfixing video of the ground beneath his feet.

Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal released a list of the top 25 earners of the decade and it got us thinking.

Who are the best paid civil and public servants in Ireland? So we compiled a list from their respective annual reports. We’ve put their salaries together with the value of their known benefits and bonuses.

Perhaps the new McCarthy group will want to take a look at this.

1. Padraig McManus, CEO, ESB, €654,309

2. Declan Collier, CEO, Dublin Airport Authority, €568,100

3. John Corrigan, Head of NTMA, €500,000 + (Estimated as NTMA refuses to release salary details)

4. Brendan McDonagh, Head of NAMA, €500,000 + (Estimated as NAMA refuses to release salary details)

5. Mike Aynsley, CEO, Anglo Irish Bank, €500,000

6. Donal Connell, CEO, An Post €500,000

7. Cathal Magee, Chief Executive, HSE €415,000

8. Donal Byrne, CEO, Eirgrid, €407,000

9. John Mullins, CEO, Bord Gais, €394,000

10. Gabriel D’arcy CEO, Bord na Mona, €392,000

And what does poor old Taoiseach Brian Cowen earn? A measly €228,000 – not bad in comparison to his British counterpart David Cameron who’s only pulling in €169,500. There are sixty-six civil and public servants on higher pay than Cowen according to The Sunday Tribune.



THE HSE’S EMPLOYMENT embargo is affected frontline services more than management staff, RTÉ reports.

A HSE internal review says that the ban on staff recruitment in HSE West has left 9% of nursing and midwifery posts vacant. Of those vacancies, 67% are in frontline services.

20% of nursing posts in mental health services are vacant.

The report said that the maternity service shortages is increasing the level of risk to mothers and babies. It also said that services which were previously provided are not being made available now.