Public sector unions to take five weeks to consider 6.5% pay offer

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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.

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