The Government has agreed to reverse pay cuts for new recruits in the fire service.
Under the agreement, firefighters hired after 2012 will regain €4,500 rent allowance which was taken away at the time.
File Photo: SO Jamie Myler with new recruits at Hacketstown Training Centre.
Photo: Thomas Nolan
Outgoing Junior Minister Aodhan Ó Ríordáin has welcomed the breakthrough in the ongoing pay talks for firefighters. He said “I welcome the announcement agreement has been reached with members of the Fire Service. Firefighters are an integral and vital part of our emergency services, saving lives and property daily. It is absolutely the right decision that the vital and heroic lifesaving work they do is recognised not only in their working conditions, but also their pay packets”.
Firefighters have agreed to work on productivity and reform within the service aimed at achieving specific measures that will enhance the overall delivery of the fire service by local authorities.