Irish employers face flurry of new legislation
The Irish Government has recently entered into a transitional agreement with employer and trade union bodies which contains a number of proposals having implications for Irish employers. The Government has been forced to revise its existing ten-year strategic framework for economic and social development in light of the significant challenges currently facing the Irish economy.
The new deal provides for a national pay increase of six per cent over 21 months, across both the public and private sector. It has however been agreed that there will be a "pay pause" of three months in the private sector and eleven months in the public sector.
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