Howlin Says Pay Cuts For Public Sector Workers Can’t All Be Reversed At Once

HOWLIN SAYS PAY CUTS FOR PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS CAN’T ALL BE REVERSED AT ONCE

The Public Expenditure Minister says there can’t be a “big bang” of pay cuts being reversed for all public sector workers in one go.

Brendan Howlin’s told the Dáil that he wants a phased and structured approach to the reversal of the pay cuts which are due to last until July of next year.

He says he’ll open discussions with unions in the Spring after the first quarter exchequer returns are known and he hopes to have an agreement before October’s budget.

However Minister Howlin says public sector workers need to be realistic that they can’t have the pay cuts reversed too quickly.

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