Press Release

SIPTU representatives say any attempt to recalibrate PSSA will be resisted

Date Released: 14 May 2018

SIPTU representatives have today (Monday, 14th May) said that any attempt by the Government to recalibrate the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) will be resisted wholehearted by the membership.

SIPTU Health Divisional Organiser, Paul Bell said: “In recent days, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar has said that he believes the PSSA can be recalibrated. Quite simply, this divide and conquer tactic will be resisted wholeheartedly by SIPTU members in the public service.  If the Taoiseach believes he can play fast and loose with the PSSA he should consider the consequences.”

He added: “If the Taoiseach wants to dishonour an agreement, for which SIPTU members voted by an overwhelming majority only last year, then he, and his Government, will find themselves in a very precarious place, very quickly.”

SIPTU Public Administration and Community Divisional Organiser, Adrian Kane said: “SIPTU representatives are on the record saying that the additional money now available must be targeted at assisting the lowest paid public servants by eliminating of the two additional entry points to the salary scale.  It was always understood that the cost of rectifying this injustice was going to have be addressed by the Government with additional resources, not by raiding the pockets of existing public sector workers.”


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