Until the agreement expires, more than 90% of public servants and civil servants will earn as much, or more than when wage cuts were introduced in 2010 and (for the best income) in 2013. Nearly a quarter (low wages) have been completely removed from the «retirement tax» introduced in 2009. The rest will make cuts in these payments, the rest being turned into «additional contributions.» Outsourcing, personnel and related issues Despite management`s attempts to significantly dilute them, the PSSA maintains all outsourcing protections acquired by unions in negotiations that resulted in previous agreements at Croke Park (2010) and Haddington Road (2013). Disclaimer This document is a summary of the key elements of the Public Service Stability Agreement (ASSA). The agreement itself is more comprehensive and contains more details on some issues than is reflected here. Readers are advised to refer to the final text of the full agreement for more information. Working Hours Although there is no general reduction in working time under the PSSA, the agreement has given officers the possibility of a permanent return to pre-Haddington Road hours on the basis of a proportional wage adjustment. Staff members were able to opt for this agreement at the beginning of the agreement (January-April 2018) and can do so for a period after the end of the agreement (January-April 2021). The agreement also contains a provision allowing the conversion of annual leave into flexible hours. A Progressive Agreement The ASP is structured so that low- and middle-income earners receive relatively more than higher-income earners, and it will see 73% of public servants and civil servants by 2020. On the duration of the agreement: last update: September 2019 Click here for the full text of the agreement. The restoration of wages is gradually carried out over the duration of the agreement: recruitment and conservation issues As part of the agreement, trade unions could choose to contribute to the Public Service Commission (PSPC) on the recruitment and conservation issues identified in their initial 2017 report, which preceded the discussions that led to the PSSA.