Public-sector workers earn €273 a week more on average than their private-sector counterparts, according to CSO figures.
Public-sector employees are being urged to work together to restore their pay.
The first steps to establishing a public sector pay commission will be taken by the Cabinet this morning.
The Dáil has heard claims that scrapping the legislation to impose pay cuts on public-sector workers would "jeopardise" Government finances.
The 32nd Dáil's been suspended for the first time after heated exchanges.
Public service pay cuts should continue, despite improvements in the economy, according to a new Government report.