Has the Time come for an all out public sector strike?

ruserious

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Now that the coffers are open and the Gardaí got what they wanted, should the smell of weakness on the part of the government spur the other public sector unions into action?

The pay agreements under Landsdowne are now open for edit.
 


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Yep.

Can we afford it? Nope. But the precedent has been set and sure aren't we doing fabulous as FG were telling us before the election.
 

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To the op what sort of a pay increase are you looking for given the fact that there is still a Budget Deficit?
 

ruserious

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To the op what sort of a pay increase are you looking for given the fact that there is still a Budget Deficit?
Ideally remove the bottom two entry scales which would result in approx an extra €2500 and a €2000 rent allowance plus a PRD reduction.

Approx 5K a year and I'd happily shut up. If I'm honest.
 

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Ideally remove the bottom two entry scales which would result in approx an extra €2500 and a €2000 rent allowance plus a PRD reduction.

Approx 5K a year and I'd happily shut up. If I'm honest.
So forget tax cuts and spending to public services will have to be cut to fund more public sector pay largese.
 

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Ideally remove the bottom two entry scales which would result in approx an extra €2500 and a €2000 rent allowance plus a PRD reduction.

Approx 5K a year and I'd happily shut up. If I'm honest.
The problem with the Public Sector is not pay, an increase in pay will not improve the crap 'service' its paid to provide.
 

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Civil service unions haven't the guts for a strike. Too many part timers, women on job sharing etc
 

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To the op what sort of a pay increase are you looking for given the fact that there is still a Budget Deficit?
How do you justify giving in to Gardai and Bus men and not to nurses? (Who are seething, working under fierce conditions. I've two post grads and twenty years experience and not earning any more than the two mentioned).
 

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No, and I am currently on a ps salary. Not a large one either but not at the bottom of the scale.

Although I do agree with the suggestion that the bottom of the scale for new entrants should be increased, but not the rent allowance.
 

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Now that the coffers are open and the Gardaí got what they wanted, should the smell of weakness on the part of the government spur the other public sector unions into action?

The pay agreements under Landsdowne are now open for edit.
TO THE BARRICADES, CITIZENS!

Malcontents who are permanently dissatisfied with life in the Irish banana republic have a nose for weakness and smell it in a cowardly pandering government which can be pressured easily in selling out taxpayers.
 

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No, and I am currently on a ps salary. Not a large one either but not at the bottom of the scale.

Although I do agree with the suggestion that the bottom of the scale for new entrants should be increased, but not the rent allowance.
The service is crap, top heavy with form checkers.
 

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TO THE BARRICADES, CITIZENS!

Malcontents who are permanently dissatisfied with life in the Irish banana republic have a nose for weakness and smell it in a cowardly pandering government which can be pressured easily in selling out taxpayers.
Public Servants are tax payers too.
 


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