Government hopes ending two-tier pay system will prevent strikes

Donohoe warns benefits will apply only to groups that stay within public service accord

The Government will hope proposals for improving pay for recent public service entrants will quell a long-running controversy and persuade groups such as nurses they can secure extra pay without going on strike.

While the two-tier pay system dates back to the economic crisis in 2010/11, it was only since the State began to recruit again recently in large numbers that the issue began to escalate .

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