Unions reject pay reduction for Ireland's civil service staff

January 2009
People Management;1/29/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p9
The article reports on the opposition of trade unions to the suggested pay reductions for the civil service staff in Ireland. The speculation that the Irish government is seeking to cut pay across the civil service came after the government said it wanted to cut its cost base by €2 billion in 2009. A spokesman for the Irish Congress of Trade Unions argues that there are other ways of making savings across the public workforce, for example, through pension and social insurance contributions.


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