The current Programme for Government prescribes for a successor agreement to the Public Sector Stability Agreement, which terminates on 31 December 2020.
ARCO notes that preliminary exploratory talks on a new public sector pay agreement have commenced.
It would seem these talks are seeking to establish whether a sufficient basis exists for negotiations on a new agreement which would be “appropriate to current circumstances”.
Leading to the next range of public sector pay talks, ARCO made a submission to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, dated 20 November, advancing the Association’s concerns, coupled with its recommendations on the following issues:
- Value and Determination of Pensions,
- Parity Based Framework, and
- The Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and other Provisions) Act 2012.