Public sector union leaders to discuss allowances
on 31/10/2012 07:39:39
Public sector allowances have come in for criticism as being unnecessary and outdated, and last month the Government said it had achieved only a fraction of its target savings in cutting them.
Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin revealed that just one out of more than a thousand allowances paid to existing staff will be cut.
Meanwhile, more than 100 allowances being paid to current public servants will be stopped for new entrants.