For more information, readers are advised to refer to the final text of the full agreement. Last updated: September 2019 Click here for the full text of the agreement. By the time the agreement expires, more than 90% of civil servants and civil servants will earn as much or more than they did when wage cuts were introduced in 2010 and (for the best incomes) in 2013. Almost a quarter (low wages) have been completely removed from the so-called “pension levy”, introduced in 2009. The rest will be reduced, the rest being converted into a “supplementary pension contribution”. In addition, from January 2019, the “supplementary contribution” will no longer be paid for ineligible elements of the civil service and public service, including ineligible overtime. The agreement also obliges management to cooperate with trade union partnerships so as not to prevent the use of temporary agency workers. And it contains safeguards for the use of internships, clinical placements, work experience, and workplace activation measures, which stipulate that there must be an “agreement on protocols” regarding these programs. Newcomers The term “newcomer” refers to individuals who began working in the public service (and related organizations for compensation purposes) after 2011, when the government imposed poor quality salary scales for new staff without agreement. The Haddington Road Agreement introduced growth stoppages, changes in overtime and flexi regimes and provided for a longer working week without compensation. The length of the working week increased to at least 37 hours for those who worked 35 hours or less and those from 35 to 39 hours to 39 hours. Productivity measures The PSSA states that the productivity measures set out in the 2013 Lansdowne Road Agreement can continue to apply and be updated to reflect different renewal policies mentioned in the text.
It also requires that performance management systems be put in place in certain parts of the public service where they do not yet exist. And it engages the parties to discuss more open recruitment “where appropriate to meet organizational needs.” Although these low-quality fares (which are worth 10% less at each scale) were removed at the insistence of unions as part of the 2013 Haddington Road agreement, “new entrants” still had longer pay scales than their counterparts for longer, with two lower pay points at the beginning of each scale. In some ranks, some allowances have also been abolished for newcomers. Trade union actions As with all previous public service agreements, a labour dispute is excluded in situations where the employer complies with the agreement. The agreement provides for a binding procedure to deal with problems that arise without resorting to trade union action. . . .