Public sector unions will take five weeks to consider the Government’s revised 6.5 per cent pay offer before taking a collective decision on whether to accept it or reject the package.
Talks on the new public sector pay deal concluded on Tuesday morning with unions being offered a 6.5 per cent increase over two years under proposals set out by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). This is a 1.5 per cent increase over the 5 per cent offer made in June which was rejected by the unions at the time.
The proposals include three phases of pay increases.
- The first would be a 3 per cent increase this year, back-dated to February 2nd this year.
- The second would be a 2 per cent increase from March 1st, 2023,
- The third would be another 1.5 per cent increase – or a minimum of €750 – from October 1st next year.