RESTORE PAY

RESTORE PAY ON AN EQUITABLE BASIS

The CPSU wants pay restored on an equitable basis, and wants the commitments to those on lower pay under Croke Park and Haddington Road to be met.

A flat rate increase is the best way of restoring pay to the lower paid grades, and meeting those commitments.

With this approach, the lower paid gets a higher percentage increase than the higher paid.

For example, a worker on a salary of €20,000 a year receiving a flat rate increase of €1500 a year would receive a pay increase of 7.5% compared to a 2.8% increase for someone on a salary of €80,000 a year.

See the infographic here.

Effect of flat rate increases in % terms

Salary (000) + 1500 + 2000
20 7.5% 10%
25 6% 8%
30 5% 6.66%
35 4.3% 5.72%
40 3.75% 5%
45 3.3% 4.4%
50 3% 4%
60 2.55% 3.4%
70 2.86% 2.86%
80 1.875% 2.5%