Eoin Ronayne, general secretary of the Civil Public & Services Union, strongy criticised the growing gulf in pay which emerged in recent years between the highest and the lowest paid in the public service. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Lower-paid civil servants have said across-the-board percentage increases and the requirement for additional productivity measures would be unacceptab(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said he will invite public service unions to talks after the Government receives exchequer figures for the first quarter.

There is no certainty that a deal can be reached between the Government and trade unions on pay restoration for public service staff, a senior officia(...)

 Eoin Ronayne, general secretary of the Civil Public and Services Union (CPSU). The CPSU said they are to seek a flat rate pay increase for lower-paid civil servants during forthcoming talks with the Government. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lower-paid civil servants are to seek a flat rate increase in pay as part of forthcoming talks with the Government. The Civil Public and Services Unio(...)

The Bill to abolish severance pay is being sponsored by Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin.

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has said he believes that savings required in the health budge(...)

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(...)

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(...)

General secretary of the CPSU Eoin Ronayne. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lower-paid civil servants have voted to accept the proposed new Haddington Road agreement on public service pay.Members of the Civil Public and Servic(...)

Irish Nurses and Midwives general secretary Liam Doran. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The union representing lower-paid civil servants is to recommend that they reject the proposed new Haddington Road agreement on public service pay in (...)