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Public Service Stability Agreement 2018 – 2020

Last updated: 8 April 2019
Published: 4 March 2019
From: Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

The Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) runs from 2018 to 2020 and has a cost of €877 million. The benefits to different income groups range from 7.4% to 6.2% over three years, and up to 10% for new entrant members of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme . At the end of the agreement, the FEMPI Act pay reductions will be reversed for all public servants earning up to €70,000, which equates to almost 90% of public servants.

The principal pay measures in the agreement are:

  • 1 January 2018 annualised salaries were increased by 1%
  • 1 October 2018 annualised salaries were increased by 1%
  • 1 January 2019 annualised salaries up to €30,000 were increased by 1%
  • 1 September 2019 annualised salaries increase by 1.75%
  • 1 January 2020 annualised salaries up to €32,000 increase by 0.5%
  • 1 October 2020 annualised salaries increase by 2%

Find more information on the Public Service Pay main page.