CPSU general secretary Eoin Ronayne said it was agreed in the talks that led to the Haddington Road deal that the overall savings being sought by the Government would be determined on a pro-rata basis across the public service.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The union representing lower-paid civil servants has said there is no way its members will pick up any shortfall in the Government’s target for(...)

CPSU general secretary Eoin Ronayne said it was about time the Government began preparing to restore pay rates after years of austerity. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / IRISH TIMES

Lower-paid civil servants have demanded that they should receive priority from the Government in any restoration of pay rates in the public ser(...)

Eoin Ronayne, General  Seceretary of the CPSU arriving for talks with other public sector unions this month.   Photograp: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

The union representing lower-paid civil servants is to ballot for industrial action up to and including strikes if the Government unilaterally (...)