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Has your employer given any cost of living increase this year

  • 20-07-2022 9:27am
    Registered Users Posts: 5,416 ✭✭✭

    Without going into details, i just want to get a feel for whether there is scope for getting them outside of unions (when ye ewant an increase there, just quit the union - immediate 30 quid a month pay bump!)


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,910 ✭✭✭✭lawred2


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,519 ✭✭✭✭Creamy Goodness

    yes, given in february as part of annual review. wasn't specifically mentioned as a cost of living review but you could tell based off last years increase that it was definitely a factor

  • Registered Users Posts: 27,613 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78

    most employers probably cant afford to give 10% raises, the government has to step in here, or we could have many businesses going bust soon!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,840 ✭✭✭BronsonTB

    Nope (Private sector)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,938 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld


    However, since the euro is now at parity with the dollar, we could get a pay rise without costing the US company anything.

  • Registered Users Posts: 56 ✭✭jjnaas

    Nope. However, some folks in the company did. They gave an adjustment in some locations and above a certain level. You could argue that those who got it needed it least (people already on 100K+ and US based where salaries are 70-150% higher to start with.) The rest of us have been placated with talk of 'committees' and 'reviews' and 'an update coming soon.' It's been 15 months now since I had a raise and my RSUs will be beer money when they vest as stock price has gone down. Far from ideal tbh and I can't see them ever giving 10% of anything like it. It's usually 2% for a positive impact review, 1% for a mediocre review, and 0% (well actually PIP'd and fired lol) for under expectations. I'd say they maay push that to 3 or 4% at our level for the end of year review if they're feeling generous. I did see someone from my company post on Reddit that we all have had a 20% pay increase since Jan 21 and nope 'we' have not. Senior developers, yes but the rest of us have totally stagnated.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,251 ✭✭✭✭Geuze

    The current PS pay deal "Building Momentum 2021-2022" has three pay increases.

    Oct 2021 = 1% with a 500 min rise

    Feb 2022 = "The equivalent of a 1% increase in annualised basic salaries to be used as a Sectoral Bargaining

    Fund, in accordance with Chapter 2 of this Agreement, on 1 February 2022."

    Oct 2022 = 1% with a 500 min rise

    So although there is no pay rise in the PS specifically related to the cost of living, staff typically get a 2% pay rise this year.

    And that is before any changes due to the current pay talks.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 517 ✭✭✭sonyvision

    I have and I'm in the private sector. One off 1.8k payment and payable to all permanent staff. It was scaled so under 50k got 3.6k between 50k-100k got 1.8k. North of 100k nothing. Fairly sound of them and wasn't expecting so nice little pick me up.

    If you don't ask you will never know.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,668 ✭✭✭✭Interested Observer

    Got a 7.5% raise in March. Doesn't quite match inflation but tbh I am happy enough with it.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 9,575 Mod ✭✭✭✭Manach

    No. I asked and was told there are more important things than money, and that IT was about providing a service. This did not make sense then and TBH does not now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 984 ✭✭✭Still stihl waters 3

    Hardly will I'd say, my employers diesel costs have gone from €16000 approx to €24000 a week, I'd say if I went looking for a wage increase now I'd be told to fcuk off

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,569 ✭✭✭combat14

    pay increase urgently needed but no sign of one yet .. will be trouble later in the year if inflation keeps running at 9%

  • Registered Users Posts: 770 ✭✭✭Quitelife

    Unless your top of your salary range Public severents also get increments of 2.5 to 4% a year as well

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,004 ✭✭✭Sarn

    The February increase wasn’t applied to the health sector. Also, it was 1% or €500 maximum. If you received pay restoration in July 2021 you weren’t eligible for the 1% or €500 max in October 2021.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,018 ✭✭✭SCOOP 64

    Nope, wouldn't dream of it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,154 ✭✭✭✭ELM327

    Nope. We laid off a lot of people recently so I doubt there will be either.

    The private sector can pay what the market will take, it's not within the government's remit (nor should it be) to dictate private salaries. We've already spent ~€10bn propping up businesses during covid, this shouldnt be a long term solution.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,060 ✭✭✭markc1184

    Got a 7% rise in February. Wasn't expected because we only got an increase in September.

  • Registered Users Posts: 706 ✭✭✭tiredblondie

    private sector - yearly review was in april and salary was increased by 2.5% which only worked out at 1k / year - better than a kick in the ass i know, but doesn't really make a noticeable difference after tax

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 64,233 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    Backdated to April, except I didn't work there then and I'm not even sure if I'll get it. Employer is fairly unionised but my division has barely any union members.

    Anyway, I'm getting paid more than I was in the job I had previously so I basically obtained my own one that way.

  • Registered Users Posts: 155 ✭✭I Blame Sheeple

    Have you taught about going into standup comedy? Golden stuff there, OP.

    In all seriousness, no. In fact we're regularly told we'll be getting sweet f all except more hours and less support. Great life.