Competitiveness pact negotiations get underway

Trade unions are in the midst of challenging sector negotiations on measures agreed at cross-sector level. For the public sector this will involve a 24-hour increase to annual working time without a commensurate pay increase and a 30% cut in holiday pay for the next three years. If these measures are agreed then the government should withdraw its proposals for public sector cuts. [Read more at > JHL (EN)->]

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