The LRA text describes the role of the implementation group in relation to the agreement itself: by the time the agreement expires, more than 90% of public servants will earn as much, or more than when wage cuts were introduced in 2010 and (for the most income earners) in 2013. Nearly a quarter (low wages) have been completely removed from the “retirement tax” introduced in 2009. The rest will make cuts in these payments, the rest being turned into “additional contributions.” Subsequently, the rules of the Croke Park Agreement, including Section 1.24 of the agreement (as confirmed in Section 5 of the Haddington Road Agreement) are activated (referring to the LRC/Labour Tribunal). Although these lower scales (which were worth 10% less at each point on each scale) were removed at the request of the unions under the 2013 Haddington Road agreement, “new entrants” continued to have longer pay scales than their longer colleagues, with two wage points lower at the beginning of each scale. Some grades have also seen the elimination of certain allowances for newcomers. A Progressive Agreement The ASP is structured so that low- and middle-income earners receive relatively more than higher-income earners, and it will see 73% of public servants and civil servants by 2020. During the duration of the agreement: the agreement builds on the important level of reform that took place in the public service as part of the 2010-14 Public Service Agreement and contains a number of other measures needed to support the provision of a more integrated, efficient and effective public service. Details of the previous agreement, the 2010-2014 Croke Park Agreement, can be found here. The agreements confirm that it is still permissible to outsource work in 2006 that “can reasonably be considered small” under the usual consultation procedures [in accordance with the Information and Consultation Act) ].
Outsourcing, personnel and related issues Despite management`s attempts to significantly dilute them, the PSSA maintains all outsourcing protections acquired by unions in negotiations that resulted in previous agreements at Croke Park (2010) and Haddington Road (2013).