Workplace Report January 2017

European news

Ireland: increase brought forward to April

The Irish government has agreed that a €1,000 increase in the annual pay of public sector workers, due to be made in September 2017 as part of the unwinding of past pay cuts, should instead be paid in April. The payment, to be made to all those earning up to €65,000 a year, was agreed as part of the so-called Lansdowne Road agreement signed in 2015. However, following a pay increase for the Irish police (gardai), which the government was compelled to make after a court ruling, the government has brought forward the September payment.

€1 = 85p on 26 January 2017