Government buildings employees and members of the CPSU protesing over the introduction of the pension levy in 2009. The union says pay restoration ‘will have to be accelerated’ against the backdrop of a growing economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mid-ranking civil servants have joined teachers and gardaí in calling for a faster reversal of pay cuts which were put in place for public service per(...)

In many sectors falling union membership, advances in technology or competition have reduced workers’ leverage. Photograph: Getty Images

The Lansdowne Road pay deal, which was supposed to have settled public service pay policy until mid-2018, only came into effect in January. It is alre(...)

Eoin Ronayne, general secretary of the  CPSU said the Lansdowne Road agreement was a ‘start on the road to the full restoration of all pay and conditions’.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Lower -paid and mid ranking civil servants as well as university teachers have voted to accept the new Lansdowne Road agreement on public service pay.(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government should be permitted to recruit more people to senior management posts in the Civil Service through open competitions, an arbitration bo(...)

File photograph of Tom Geraghty from The Public Service Executive Union at the Department of Finance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The economy can bear pay increases that exceed the rate of inflation and are equal to the rate of growth, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions conferenc(...)

Patricia King, general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, said it was not an accident that the legislation in this area had not yet been published by the Government.  File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

There are “strong forces” at play who will walk over hot coals before they allow promised legislation to provide for greater collective bargaining rig(...)

File photograph of Tom Geraghty from The Public Service Executive Union  at the Department of Finance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Mid-ranking civil servants have ruled out providing any additional productivity in return for pay restoration in forthcoming talks with the Government(...)

The president of the Public Service Executive Union - which represents mid-ranking civil servants - has ruled out providing extra work in return for pay restoration.

Mid-ranking civil servants have ruled out providing extra work in return for pay restoration in forthcoming talks with the Government. Public Service (...)

Outgoing Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary David Begg told the Public Service Executive Union’s social protection divisional conference that Ireland needs a ‘national understanding’ on income distribution. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) has called for a “national understanding” on income distribution.Outgoing general secretary David Begg said (...)

The Civil Service reform plan, launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny on October 30th (above), promised to extend the  policy of open competition for all senior management positions, but there was no reference to quotas for outside appointments as was set out in the Programme for Government. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has abandoned plans to introduce a quota for appointments from outside of the Civil Service in a new open competition for senior manag(...)