The Minister for Public Expenditure Pascal Donohoe has issued a stark warning to both Gardaí and teachers, saying they will not receive any better deals that are currently on offer.
Mr Donohoe also said any discussion regarding any pay increase should not be considered until the Lansdowne Road agreement expires in 2018.
Minister Donohoe also claimed that both the Garda and teachers union’s were being unrealistic in looking for an increase, and if the Government were to give into their demands every public servant would expect the same.
Mr Donohoe told reporters: “Those unions are being very, very clear with me that they want to ensure that their members’ interests are dealt with, and if they see any change in relation to how we handle the Lansdowne Road Agreement, they will expect that change to be delivered for all the participants of the Lansdowne Road Agreement.”
Mr Donohoe added: “And that is not affordable to the country, either now or in the long run.”