Unions Seeking Compensation For Low Paid Civil Service Workers

Following the abolition of time off afforded to civil service employees to cash cheques – the so-called bank time arrangement, the trade union representing lower-paid staff has signalled it will be seeking compensation.

The Civil Public and Service Union (CPSU) has also said it will view any move by the government to increase working hours as part of a second Croke Park agreement as a de-facto pay cut.

Talks between the government and public service unions on an extension to the agreement are expected to get under way on January 14.

In an end-of-year circular to its 13,000 members, CPSU general secretary Eoin Ronayne said the union would be seeking progress on a range of issues which were outstanding from the first Croke Park deal.


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