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Finance Minister Says Pay Rise For Public Sector Workers Will Proceed

Despite warnings that the country is facing a financial crisis,The Finance Minister has confirmed public sector workers will get a planned pay rise in October.

Unions have been campaigning for the increase to go ahead despite the predicted 30 billion euro hole in the state's finances due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Under the final stage of the pay deal, around 330,000 public sector workers, including nurses, gardaí and teachers, along with council staff, are due to get the 2 per cent hike in pay.

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