UK - Northern Ireland civil service union targets low pay in latest pay claim

U.K.
The Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance (NIPSA) has submitted a claim for an 8.2% pay increase from August this year. The union says that the increase will mean civil service pay will rise in line with average earnings across the whole economy (4.6%) plus compensate for two years of pay deals which have fallen 3.6% below inflation. In line with PCS and Prospect the main unions in the UK civil service, NIPSA is also calling for a £14,000 (21,000 euros) minimum salary. [Read more at > NIPSA->http://www.nipsa.org.uk/uploads/news/Bulletin%20B-04-05.pdf]

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