Civil and public servants will see their pay increase by 1.75% from this month. The rise will also go to staff in non-commercial semi-state companies and ‘section 38’ organisations including large voluntary hospitals.
The increase, which takes effect from 1st September, was negotiated by Fórsa and other unions as part of the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA).
This is the second pay adjustment to be implemented this year. The pay of public servants who earn who earn less than €30,000 a year went up by 1% in January, while those earning over €30,000 benefited from a reduced contribution to the ‘additional superannuation contribution,’ which replaced the so-called ‘pension levy’ under the PSSA.
There were also two increases – each worth 1% – in 2018. Next year will see a further adjustment to the additional superannuation contribution in January, and a 2% increase is due in October 2020.
The PSSA expires at the end of next year.
The union is currently updating the pay scales on the Fórsa website.