15 January 2013
Attention All INMO Members
The discussions, between the public sector unions including the INMO, and public sector management, on behalf of government, continued this afternoon (Tuesday, 15th January 2013).
At this afternoon’s discussions senior staff, from the Labour Relations Commission, were also in attendance and will be facilitating the process going forward.
At this afternoon’s meeting it was agreed that the management side, would make sectoral presentations on Thursday morning. In these presentations (health, education, civil service, local authority) it is expected that the management side will begin to elaborate on the high level agenda they initially presented at yesterday’s meeting.
It is expected that this will clarify whether the management agenda is, in any way, compatible with the public service unions’ position with regard to the protections (pay/compulsory redundancies) given under the Croke Park Agreement.
The public sector unions have agreed to meet, collectively, on Thursday afternoon, to assess and analyse, what the management will have said in the morning. This should allow a decision to be made as to whether the process can continue with any chance of an overall agreement emerging. In this context it is expected that Thursday’s deliberations will be important and will determine, at least in the short term, whether the overall process can continue.
A further update will issue on Thursday evening.
Thank you for your attention to this note and please bring it to the attention of all members in your workplace.
This article appeared in the Irish Times on Thursday, 28th March 2013 and was written by our General Secretary Liam Doran on behalf of the Alliance of Public Services Unions for a NO VOTE.
LRC Proposals for the PSA (Croke Park 2): Report on the Impact of Proposed Pay Reduction Measures. For the 24/7 Frontline Services Alliance Staff.
INMO Overview and Initial Analysis of the Labour Relations Commissions Proposals on the Extension of the Public Service Agreement.
The Labour Relations Commission has now issued the proposals with regard to a possible extension to the Croke Park Agreement.