Croke Park Extension Talks - News Update 9. 19.02.13
24/7 Frontline Services Alliance -
National Rally attended by over 4,000
Attention All INMO Members
As you will undoubtedly have seen, from the very significant media coverage, last night’s rally (Monday, 18th February 2013), organised by the 24/7 Frontline Services Alliance, was attended by over 4,000 members. The rally saw nurses, midwives, gardai, prison officers, and other frontline staff come together to demonstrate their outright opposition to any attack upon their existing income.
The rally saw contributions, from each of the five organisations, together with numerous contributions, from ordinary frontline members, all of them reiterating that they simply cannot afford cuts to their pay.
The campaign now continues with the following immediate steps:
nationwide lobbying, of all TDs and Senators, highlighting the total inequity, arising from the government’s current approach, and, in particular, their proposed attack upon premium pay; and
a joint meeting of the Executives, of each of the five organisations to agree further steps.
Further updates will issue, with regard to the campaign, in the coming days.
However it is now imperative that every member phone, email, or directly contact, their local TDs and Senators to tell them the 24/7 Frontline Services Alliance is determined to protect the existing income of its members.
Public Service Pay Talks:
The public sector pay talks continue today, Tuesday, 19th February 2013, with a further meeting in the health sector, between management and unions, including the INMO.
Today’s meeting continued to exchange information, with regard to the expenditure in the area of premiums, but the INMO consistently reiterated its position that existing pay rates cannot be reduced.
The talks are continuing this afternoon but no major developments are expected.
The INMO, together with the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), has requested, an early meeting of the full trade union team involved in the talks process. This is to allow for a detailed debate on the issues that have arisen, in the talks to date, and in particular, the management side’s continued demand for a reduction in premium pay rates and the union side’s collective response to this. It is expected this meeting will take place within the next two days.
As always further updates will issue on an ongoing basis and please distribute this news update all around your workplace.
Finally please lobby your local TDs/Senators starting immediately.