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Minister Donohoe welcomes Report of the Public Service Pay Commission

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Minister Paschal Donohoe commenting today on the Report of the Public Service Pay Commission 

Public Expenditure & Reform Minister Paschal Donohoe today  welcomed the publication of the Report of the Public Service Pay Commission

For its initial report the Commission was asked to provide input on how the unwinding of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest legislation should proceed, having regard to: 

  •      The evolution of pay trends in the public and private sectors, based on published data;
  •      A comparison of pay rates for identifiable groups within the public service with prevailing non-public sector market rates;
  •      International rates and comparisons where possible; and
  •      The state of the national finances.

Commenting on the release of the Report, the Minister said:

The independent evidence-based analysis set out by the Commission in its Report will be a key input to the negotiations on an extension to the Lansdowne Road Agreement, which will get underway in the coming weeks. This was a complex and challenging piece of work

From Government’s perspective, the Commission’s acknowledgement of the risks to the fiscal and economic environment in considering how best to unwind FEMPI legislation is welcome. So too is the focus on the State’s ability to pay when considering future pay awards.

Reflecting the Government’s commitment to openness and transparency, the Commission will be making all of its submissions and inputs publicly available on its website,