Last updated: September 2019 Click here for the full text of the agreement. The PSSA states that the productivity measures set out in the 2013 Lansdowne Road agreement continue to apply and can be updated to reflect the various renewal policies mentioned in the text. In addition, there is a need to introduce performance management systems into parts of the public service where they are not yet available. And it requires parties to discuss more open recruitment “if this is likely to meet organizational needs.” At the time of outsourcing, the agreement retains existing guarantees for any proposal to outsource public services. The agreement also requires management to work with unions to minimize the use of temporary workers. And it includes guarantees on the use of internships, clinical internships, work experience and work activation measures, which state that there must be an “agreement on protocols” regarding these programmes. There will be no extension of Saturday work. However, there will be a revision of the rules for the group membership table, but no change without agreement. Disclaimer This document is a summary of the key elements of the Public Service Stability Agreement (ASSA). The agreement itself is more comprehensive and contains more details on some issues than is reflected here. Readers are advised to refer to the final text of the full agreement for more information.

A second similar increase is due a year later, on October 1, 2022. Although these lower scales (which were worth 10% less at each point on each scale) were removed at the request of the unions under the 2013 Haddington Road agreement, “new entrants” continued to have longer pay scales than their longer colleagues, with two wage points lower at the beginning of each scale. Some grades have also seen the elimination of certain allowances for newcomers. The most recent example of the impact of relativities is the Garda conflict and the threat of strike action in 2016. The wage increase, which was won by the Garda unions, effectively reduced the rolling shutters on the lansdowne agreement of the time. The Garda comparison was estimated at 50 million euros in Garda`s payroll, but other civil service unions immediately set up to demand improvements in the commercial conditions of their members. The result was an accelerated renegotiation of Lansdowne Road, which has evolved into the current Public Service Stability Agreement.