Public service clerical and administrative staff will receive a 1% pay increase on 1st February 2022 after Fórsa’s National Executive opted for a straight 1% pay round under the sectoral bargaining clause of the Building Momentum agreement.
This is on top of the agreement’s two general round increases, each worth 1% or €500 a year (whichever is the greater), which are payable on 1st October 2021 and 1st October 2022.
The additional ‘sectoral’ 1% will be paid to grades III-VII.
Building Momentum established a ‘sectoral bargaining fund,’ worth 1% of basic pensionable pay, which can be taken as an across-the-board increase or used to deal with outstanding recommendations or claims for specific groups of staff.
Fórsa is currently consulting with representatives of groups, grades and categories to determine how they want to approach the fund.
The union’s decision on clerical and admin grades followed consultation with the five Fórsa divisions concerned and the two ‘equivalent grades committees’ that represent clerical and admin staff.
The consultation also involved a large-sample representative opinion survey of members in the grades, in which over 90% of those surveyed opted for the 1% option.
Fórsa has also told the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) that consultation between the union and management in each sector is now required to identify the linked and analogous grades that will be covered by this decision.
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