Nurses & teachers strike new wage deal.
NURSES and teachers yesterday won major concessions as unions and the Government finally struck a deal on Croke Park II.
Three weeks after it was first rejected, the two parties signed off on a revised package which will be put to public sector workers.
The deal will see teachers who were to lose their vital supervision and substitution payments get the [euro]1,700 back within five years.
In the health sector, nurses would have to work a longer week of 39 hours (up from 37.5) but would retain double time for Sundays.
The deal provides for graduate nurses to start working on 85% of current pay in year one, 90% in year two and 100% in year three.
Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation boss Liam Doran said: "The main concessions we won are double time and premium pay."
Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin said: "Public servants have given a huge amount on the path of recovery. This is a significant further ask, make no bones about that and I understand that."
RECOVERY J Brendan Howlin
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||May 22, 2013|
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