The Haddington Road Agreement, also known as the Public Service Agreement 2013-2016, was a deal made between the Irish government and public service unions to reduce public spending and improve efficiency in the sector.
The agreement was signed on 15th July 2013 and initially set to end on 31st December 2016. However, it was extended for a further two years until 2020 due to the government`s need for continued austerity measures.
So, when does the Haddington Road Agreement officially end? The agreement officially came to an end on 6th June 2020.
The Haddington Road Agreement included a range of measures, including a pay freeze for highly paid public servants, reduced overtime rates, and a longer working week. It also introduced a range of changes to working practices, including greater flexibility and outsourcing of certain services.
Overall, the agreement was designed to reduce public spending by around €1 billion over the four years and improve efficiency in the public sector.
While the agreement has now officially ended, its impact is likely to be felt for years to come. Many of the measures introduced as part of the deal, such as increased working hours, remain in place, and their impact on public service delivery is still being assessed.
In short, the Haddington Road Agreement was a significant deal between the Irish government and public service unions, designed to reduce public spending and improve efficiency. The agreement officially ended on 6th June 2020, but its impact is likely to be felt for years to come.