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Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe and Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe announced an increase in the military service allowance paid to virtually all members of the Defence Forces of 10 per cent. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Increases to allowances put in place to boost pay for Defence Forces personnel will not be extended to other groups of State employees, a development (...)

The Government’s proposals to tackle the new entrant issue have been rejected by  ASTI and INTO although neither have balloted members for industrial action.

New measures aimed at addressing the controversial two-tier pay system for thousands of staff who joined the public service since 2011 will come into (...)

Phil Ni Sheaghdha INMO general secretary at a hearing in relation to the nurses dispute over pay and recruitment at the Labour Court, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

There has been no immediate drive by public service groups for additional pay deals similar to that secured by nurses on Monday after their recent str(...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation general secretary, Phil Ní Sheaghdha (centre), with members. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Strikes by nurses appear set to go ahead from the end of the month after talks broke down on Friday without resolution. Negotiations between the Iris(...)

 Joe O’Connor, lead organiser Forsa Trade Union with Maria Dunne, chairwoman, School Secretary Branch and Marion Jackson, treasurer at the launch of a nationwide campaign calling for respect and fair conditions for all school secretaries. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

School secretaries are being treated like “second-class” employees by the Government, with some earning as little as €12,000 a year and no entitlement(...)

An ASTI protest outside Leinster House in 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke

The ASTI ballot result means all three main teaching unions have now voted to reject the new public service pay agreement, potentially leaving the doo(...)

Public service management  wants to review premium payments given to those who currently work on Saturdays

The Government is seeking extra productivity and work-practice changes from the State’s civil and public servants in return for a new pay deal. Brief(...)

 Catherine Greene, Michelle Greene and Keith Conway from Wicklow  at the TUI  conference   in Cork city. Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The various teaching unions have all made it clear they want the Government to provide pay parity for teachers appointed on lower salary scales after (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: says   there is no way of managing current crisis. Photograph: Eric Luke

Matching the number of qualified teachers to the needs of schools and to available jobs is not an exact science, but the degree to which it is going w(...)

Seamus Ó Maonaigh (left) with fellow teachers outside Pobalscoil Neasáin in Baldoyle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Seamus Ó Maonaigh was one of many secondary school teachers who went to school yesterday, available to teach their students. The Mayo native, who tea(...)

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