Unions agree deal covering local authority managers


The three public service federations – FP-CGIL, CISL-FP and UIL-FPL – have signed a draft agreement with the ARAN agency for public sector employers that covers over 13,000 managers and senior staff in local and health authorities. The agreement is the last in the public sector covering the 2019-2021 period and means the unions can now focus on the next round of bargaining. There are three main pay grades covered by the agreement and along with a basic increase of €135 a month there will be additional increases related to each occupational group ranging from €104 to €174. The unions are positive about the deal including its provisions on industrial relations and the broadening of matters subject to information and bargaining. It also delivers greater protections and rights in relation to probationary periods, agile working, training and for women who are victims of violence.

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