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The agreement establishes a collective agreement signed by the vast majority of public sector employees. Politically, Labour has a strong sense that the agreement must be respected. While at first glance Fine Gael has committed to the deal, as shown by comments from a high-level party figure like Varadkar, it is convinced that the deal may need to be revised. At least some members of the supreme coalition party are frustrated by the limits they set for civil service reform, as there can be no layoffs or pay cuts. The idea is that while there is less money and less staff, the level of service in the public sector is not falling and, in some cases, it is hoped that the level of service can be improved. The primary objective is, as was the case in the pre-bailout agreement, to bring the budget deficit below 3% of GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT by 2014, which effectively requires a significant reduction in the number of people employed in the civil service. Without those working in companies owned by the ESCB, just over 334,000 people work in the public sector, almost a fifth of the current workforce in Ireland. This makes the agreement a fairly important agreement on the Irish labour market. By the time the agreement expires, more than 90% of civil servants and civil servants will earn as much or more than they did when wage cuts were introduced in 2010 and (for the best incomes) in 2013.

Almost a quarter (low wages) have been completely removed from the so-called “pension levy”, introduced in 2009. The rest will be reduced, the rest being converted into a “supplementary pension contribution”. Outsourcing, agency staff and related issues Despite management`s attempts to dilute them heavily, PSSA maintains all the subcontracting measures acquired by the unions in the negotiations that resulted in the previous Croke Park (2010) and Haddington Road (2013) agreements. “But certainly Croke Park and the other agreements allowed utilities to continue to be provided, it`s not a Rolls-Royce model, but it hasn`t completely stopped. Although the agreement as a whole was signed, the agreement included a series of specific measures aimed at sectors such as teachers, health personnel, Gardaí and prison officers. The government felt that the two previous collective agreements had achieved stability in this period of economic turbulence and made efforts to keep all public sector unions around the table. It`s true. This agreement was reached in the last months of the Fianna Fáil-Green Party coalition government, but it had broad support between the parties and the current government has pledged to respect the CPA, especially since many of the unions involved would be members of the Labour Party. It was only in April that eamon Gilmore, leader of the Labour Party and the Tánaiste, said of the PCA: “An agreement is underway, you respect the agreement.” It is the great merit of the union leaders to have contributed to labour peace and economic recovery by negotiating the succession of agreements that bear the name of Croke Park, Haddington Road and Lansdowne Road.

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