New public sector pay deal: What it means for you

Q&A: Staff will be allowed to cease working ‘unpaid hours’ but only if they accept pay cut

Average-earning staff on about €55,000 who were appointed before 2013 will receive pay improvements of about €4,000 over three years. Photograph:   istock

Average-earning staff on about €55,000 who were appointed before 2013 will receive pay improvements of about €4,000 over three years. Photograph: istock

What are the proposed pay improvements?

From January 1st 2018, public service staff will receive a 1 per cent pay rise with a further 1 per cent increase to follow on October 1st next year.

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