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Public Service Pay Agreement

INTO Executive recommends rejection of proposed Public Service Pay Agreement

The INTO Executive has recommend rejection of the proposed public service pay agreement to members. The decision followed a meeting of the executive which considered the detail of the proposed agreement.

The decision of the Executive is based on the failure of the proposed agreement to progress the issue of pay equality.

General secretary Sheila Nunan said the proposed agreement failed to signal an end to pay inequality and offered little prospect of delivery on principals’ benchmarking within the lifetime of the agreement.

As a result the INTO Executive will recommend that members reject the proposed agreement in a ballot of members.

Ballot papers and an Eolas have issued to schools.

The full text of the proposed pay agreement Public Service Stability Agreement 2018 – 2020 is available here.

The report of the Public Service Pay Commission was published on 9 May 2017. Download the report here.

What the Draft Public Service Stability Agreement says about:

  • New entrant pay, is available here.
  • Benchmarking for primary principals and deputy principals, is available here.
  • Pensions, is available here.


INTO Members with questions on the ballot should contact With your query, please include your name and contact telephone numbers and your school roll number or your INTO membership number.

Ballot papers must be returned to the official scrutineer by 5 pm on Tuesday 11 July 2017.