THE Government is planning to bring in compulsory redundancies in the public sector as part of the new Croke Park deal.
Marking an end to the concept of a job for life in the public service, it will be the first time the threat of non-voluntary redundancy will be available.
The compulsory redundancies will mainly be used in cases of surplus staff where the position is actually gone.
In particular, workers who resist and are unsuitable for redeployment and won’t take voluntary redundancy will be targeted.
At the moment, workers whose jobs are eliminated can refuse to move to another post in the public service. They can also refuse to take voluntary redundancy.
Increments will also be on the table in the new round of talks to start between government officials and unions today.
The compulsory redundancies are only expected to apply to a few hundred workers over the next few years.
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