Thursday, February 21 07:35:36
Public servants earning over E60,000 a year will be subjected to pay cuts under proposals being discussed at talks on extending the Croke Park Agreement. Sources close to the talks confirmed the E60,000 threshold is on the table and said that any pay reductions would be progressive, hitting the highest paid public servants hardest. The percentage pay cuts have not yet been decided.
Some unions said that will be a political decision. There are multiple strands to the current discussions according to RTE News today.
The focus currently is on negotiations about issues that apply across the entire public sector, including pay cuts for the higher paid, additional working hours, and increments. It is hoped that by tomorrow those key cross-sectoral issues will be progressed significantly.