Public Sector Pay Increases

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What Public Sector Pay Increases?

In 2022, the Government announced as part of its Building Momentum pay agreement, that all Public Sector workers in Ireland would receive a 7.5% pay increase by 1st October 2023.

You may have noticed on your payslip the initial 3% increase which came into effect from 1st October 2022 and was backdated to 2nd February 2022. This was in addition to 1% (or €500 whichever is greater) which also came into effect from 1st October 2022 agreed under the original Building Momentum agreement.

The next increase of 2% will be applied from 1st March 2023 with a further 1.5% (or €750 whichever is greater) from 1st October 2023.

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Examples of the Public Sector Pay Increases

We have taken a few various salary examples as a guide only, but for full details on the increases relative to your salary scale please visit your union website.

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*Assuming 40% income tax relief on a regular contribution of €100. If you receive tax relief at 20% then €100 in your account will cost, you €80. Assumes there is no contribution charge on a regular premium payment - please check your Scheme to confirm actual charges. If your contributions are not taken directly from salary, then you will need to file a tax return to claim the tax relief.