The Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants general secretary Ciarán Rohan said forthcoming talks with Government should not be a matter of recruitment versus pay restoration. He said both must be addressed. Photograph: Getty Images

Higher civil servants have said they would not support further public service reform if it meant additional attacks on their terms and conditions.Spea(...)

Union members picket outside the gates of Dublin Castle in 2009. Photograph: The Irish Times

The new head of the union representing higher civil servants has said he will be urging the Government to reverse pay cuts for his members prior to t(...)

The award for personnel who had to travel abroad for seven or more days during the presidency comes on foot of a decision by the Civil Service Adjudicator.

Almost 60 mid-ranking staff in the Civil Service are to receive a special payment of €1,350 for duties carried out abroad during Ireland’s EU presi(...)

Lottery staff are seeking a once-off recognition payment as part of the privatisation.

The €405 million sale of the National Lottery is likely to be concluded next week after workers backed proposals for the trans(...)

The next operator will be Premier Lotteries Ireland, comprising British operator Camelot and An Post when the consortium takes over the franchise in 2014

National Lottery staff are seeking the right to return to An Post as part of the transfer arrangements for the new lottery licence.Most of 103 staff a(...)

Minister of State Brian Hayes has given the Government’s first public indication that it may not generate €300 million in savings on the public service pay and pensions bill this year under talks on a revision to the Croke Park II deal.

Talks on a revised public sector pay agreement at the Labour Relations Commission later today amid fresh doubts over the Government’s savings t(...)

Delegates listen as Ruairi Quinn, Minister for Education, addresses the TUI Congress in Galway earlier this month. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Senior figures in Government and the trade union movement believe the proposed new Croke Park agreement could be carried by as small a margin a(...)

The public service committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions will meet on Wednesday to consider ratification of the Croke Park II agreement.

Members in 7 public service trade unions have now voted to reject the proposed new Croke Park agreement. Two unions representing building and c(...)

PJ Stone, general secretary of the Garda Representative Association protesting against propsed cuts in pay outside Leinster House today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Organisations representing gardaí have pledged to continue their protests against cuts to members’ earnings under the proposed new Croke Park a(...)