April date agreed for €1,000 pay restoration
Payment Date Brought Forward Five Months after Talks
The €1,000 pay restoration, originally due for payment from 1 September 2017 under the Lansdowne Road agreement (LRA), has been brought forward by five months and will now be paid from 1 April 2017.
The improved arrangement, which was approved by Cabinet today, is the result of negotiations between public service unions and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Sheila Nunan INTO general secretary is vice chair of the Public Services Committee of Congress.
The INTO and other unions insisted on early negotiations to accelerate public service pay restoration last November, after the Government accepted Labour Court recommendations that gave Gardaí better terms than those set out in the LRA. The agreement finalised this week doesn’t fully deal with this anomaly, but it allows for talks on a successor to the LRA – likely to take place in the late spring – to continue to address the issues.
The Public Services Committee of ICTU today recognised the value of this payment but has advised the management side that outstanding issues will be pursued in the further talks to take place following the initial report of the Public Service Pay Commission.
Date: Tuesday, 17 January 17