Thursday, 18 April 2013

Questions (116, 118)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

116. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which he may be in a position to offer the terms agreed in the context of Croke Park II to bodies outside the discussions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18179/13]

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Bernard Durkan

Question:

118. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the extent to which wage and/or salary cuts, longer working hours or other reforms have each contributed in any arrangements entered into under Croke Park II; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18181/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 116 and 118 together.

In view of the Unions’ non acceptance of the measures proposed by the Labour Relations Commission, it will now be necessary for the Government to decide on and secure alternative measures that will deliver the necessary savings to meet our expenditure targets. As the Labour Relations Commission proposals have not been agreed the extension of the terms to other bodies does not now arise.