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Job losses 'probable' after civil service pay rise

'S'cosoylagh' dy bee startaghyn caillt, kyndagh rish bishaghey faill sy çhirveish heayagh

S'cosoylagh dy bee startaghyn caillt, kyndagh rish y vout jerrinagh dy vishaghyn faill son sharvaantyn theayagh, cordail rish commishoon ny shirveishyn theayagh.

Nee faill bishaghey liorish 2.2%, ny lurg da briwnys neuchrogheydagh ny s'leaie sy vlein shoh.

She briwnys t'ayn nagh vel y commishoon ny ny sheshaghtyn-keirdey jeant magh lesh noadyr. Ayns y toshiaght, hirr ny sheshaghtyn-keirdey 4.4% dy vishaghey.

Agh kyndagh rish faaishnyssyn y Tashtee, cha ren rheynnyn ad hene jerkal rish agh 1% dy vishaghey. Ta shen keeallaghey dy nhegin daue geddyn 1.6 milioon dy phuntyn ass buill elley.

John Shimmin, y caairliagh jeh commishoon ny shirveishyn theayagh, t'eh gra dy jean shen keeallaghey dy bee er yn reiltys noa briwnyssyn doillee y yannoo.

Job losses 'probable' after civil service pay rise

The latest round of pay rises for civil servants is likely to result in job losses, according to the Public Services Commission.

Wages will rise by 2.2%, after an independent arbitration process earlier this year.

It's a decision neither the Commission or trade unions, who initially demanded a 4.4% rise, are satisfied with.

But Treasury forecasts meant individual departments budgeted for only a 1% increase - meaning they'll have to fork out the outstanding £1.6 million from other areas.

PSC Chairman John Shimmin says it will mean tough decisions for the incoming administration.

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