Unite union rejects revised pay deal

Almost three-quarters of members are against Haddington Road agreement

Jimmy Kelly, (centre) the regional secretary of the Unite union with Liam Gallagher (left), chairperson of the Irish executgive and Walter Cullen, co ordinating officer. The union has rejected the Haddington Road agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Jimmy Kelly, (centre) the regional secretary of the Unite union with Liam Gallagher (left), chairperson of the Irish executgive and Walter Cullen, co ordinating officer. The union has rejected the Haddington Road agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Fri, Jun 14, 2013, 10:40

Public sector workers of the Unite trade union have voted to reject the Government’s revised pay deal.

Almost three-quarters of members - 72.6 per cent - voted against the Haddington Road agreement.

“A meeting of Unite public sector representatives will be held later this morning to consider the result and discuss further steps,” the union said in a statement.

The pay deal, which was unveiled last month after weeks of intense negotiations following the overwhelming rejection of Croke Park II, enables the Government to cut €300 million from the State payroll.

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