/Appendix 9 Haddington Road Agreement

Appendix 9 Haddington Road Agreement

The agreement built on the measures of the Croke Park Agreement, which launched the process of providing an increasingly integrated and productive public service with greater standardization of conditions of employment within and across the public service. The Public Interest Financial Emergency Measures Act, 2013 (FEMPI Act) effectively implemented important provisions of the Haddington Highway Agreement. The 2013 FEMPI law also provided for a further salary reduction for civil servants receiving an annual salary of €65,000 or more, and a reduction in public sector pensions above €32,500. The Haddington road deal was reached in May 2013 by the government and trade unions representing civil servants as part of the commitment to reduce public sector wage costs by €1 billion. Implementation made progress in workforce restructuring, flexible work, division of labor, productivity and cost extraction between 2013 and 2015. in various areas of the public service. The Haddington Road agreement introduced progressive freezes, changes to overtime and flexible regulations, and provided for a longer working week without compensation. The length of the working week has increased to at least 37 hours for those who work 35 hours or less, and for those who work between 35 and 39 hours to 39 hours. A related FAQ document can be found here: Haddington Road Agreement FAQ The 2013-2016 Public Service Stability Agreement (“Haddington Road Agreement”) provided for a series of reforms regarding hours of work, lists, transfers and performance management of public servants. .

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