The meeting of the Public Services Committee of the ICTU on Monday 25 March voted overwhelmingly to accept the pay deal negotiated with the government after Christmas.

As previously reported, a letter, dated 1 February, from Deputy Secretary General of the Department of Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery & Reform, was sent to the Chair of the ICTU Public Services Committee Kevin Callnan. The letter confirmed that, as pensioners retain the rule of parity, where retired teachers receive the same increases as working teachers, the uplifts arising from the draft pay agreement will be applied to pensions once balloting is completed and the agreement is accepted by union members. The increases will apply for the duration of the current agreement and the first increase of 2.25% will be backdated to 1 Jan 2024. Whether the increase of 1% for local bargaining, will have any impact on retired teachers will not be known until INTO commences its deliberations on the issue, both internally and externally.

 

All the increases will be made on a periodic basis through a combination of flat rate payments and/or percentage increases.

 

Details regarding payment of the increases, including back-money due, will be published on this website as soon as they become available.

 

 Full details of the agreement include the following:

 

2024

A general round increase in annualised basic salary for all public servants of 2.25% or €1,125, whichever is greater, on 1 January 2024.

A general round increase in annualised basic salary for all public servants of 1% on 1 June 2024.

A general round increase in annualised basic salary for all public servants of 1% or €500, whichever is greater, on 1 October 2024.

 

2025

A general round increase in annualised basic salary for all public servants of 2% or €1,000, whichever is greater, on 1 March 2025.

A general round increase in annualised basic salary for all public servants of 1% on 1 August 2025.

 

2026

A general round increase in annualised basic salary for all public servants of 1% or €500, whichever is greater, on 1 February 2026.

A general round increase in annualised basic salary for all public servants of 1% on 1 June 2026.

 

Local Bargaining

A local bargaining instalment, equivalent to 1% of the basic pay cost, on 1 September 2025