Pay & Incomes new 2016

Budget confirms pay improvements


The Government made a budget allocation of €290 billion last week to meet its commitments to continue pay restoration in 2017, as agreed in the Lansdowne Road and Haddington Road agreements []


2016 pension levy reductions

The union has received a small number of queries from members, who expected a reduction in the so-called pension levy this month. […]


Workers failed on pensions

Policy and regulatory failures have caused significant losses for hundreds of thousands of pension scheme members and seriously eroded confidence in the principle of pension provision, according to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU).


Public service pay down; private sector stagnant

Average hourly earnings in the public sector have fallen by 5.4% since the end of 2008 according to new official data. Weekly public service earnings decreased at nearly the same rate (5.1%), or just under €50 a week.