The proposed agreement also contains a provision for the revision of its terms “when the underlying assumptions of the agreement need to be reconsidered.” The proposed new agreement also aims to maintain “reform impulses” in the public service and recognizes the recent “unprecedented demonstration of commitment, flexibility, hard work and agility in the delivery of public services.” This fund will initially represent 1% of the base salary for the duration of the new agreement. The agreement was negotiated until 2014 and aimed to save 3.5 billion euros, or 20% of the payroll. Unions have warned that key public service officers, including front-line health professionals, education staff and other public service employees, are at significant ongoing and significant risk of infection during the pandemic while providing services to the public. Between June 2010, when the contract was signed, and at the end of 2012, nearly one billion euros were withdrawn from the public payroll. The country`s 340,000 civil servants are expected to pay for two 1pc increases in a new two-year wage deal. At the time of outsourcing, the agreement retains existing guarantees for any proposal to outsource public services. He said it was important to recognize the value of the work of public servants during this pandemic. Unions met this morning to discuss progress in developing negotiations with the Ministry of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER). Kevin Callinan, the city`s general secretary and chairman of the Public Services Committee (PSD), told unions that there is currently no basis for negotiations with the government for a new agreement on public service compensation.

Under the agreement, there will be an overall increase of 1% of gross salary or 500 euros per year, depending on the highest amount. There is a clause in the agreement that obliges the parties to industrial peace, in accordance with previous agreements. The current government program is committed to a succession agreement with the PSSA, which sets the pay and working conditions of public service personnel, including voluntary hospitals and other Section 38 facilities. Utility payment agreements are also applied in non-commercial governments. “The government`s goal was to reach an agreement to maintain the momentum of the reforms and changes that the public service embodies during this health emergency, for example, and that is part of the agreement,” McGrath said. “There will be greater freedom of movement for public service personnel if necessary to ensure the delivery of quality public services. To the extent that it is currently applicable, the redeployment line of the directive will remain 45 km from the current workplace or the address of residence, depending on the shorter route,” the proposed agreement states. “This agreement builds on recent momentum to improve our public services and the lives of those who depend on and do it,” he said. The agreement also allows for further calibration of performance in public services. McGrath said at the time that any agreement “must be adapted to the current context facing the country and must be sustainable in the face of considerable economic uncertainty.” The proposed agreement maintains existing provisions and safeguards that unions oppose the outsourcing of public services.

There would also be new dispute resolution mechanisms, including a labour peace clause, which would be consistent with previous agreements. In addition, an implementation and reporting plan is planned to verify the implementation of agreed reforms, including through sectoral action plans. Nearly a quarter of public service employees have been completely eliminated from the so-called “pension levy” introduced in 2009 under the ASSP.