Thursday, 18 April 2013

Questions (122)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

122. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his views on the Retired Nurses Association of Ireland Representation at the Croke Park 2 talks (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18196/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The discussions which led to proposals from the Labour Relations Commission for a draft Public Service Agreement were between public service management and the Public Services Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, as representative of public service staff. In addition, a parallel process involved the staff representative associations of the Defence Forces and An Garda Síochána. The objective of these discussions was to secure agreement on measures to deliver savings of €1bn in the pay and pensions bill by 2016 which would build on the original framework of the Public Service Agreement.

The parties to the discussions were those that were comprehended under the framework of the original Public Service Agreement 2010-2014.