Minister Invites Public Service Unions In To Talks
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr. Paschal Donohoe TD, has, today, invited the Public Service Unions, who are party to the Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA) to talks, in early January, to discuss the anomalies arising from the recent recommendations issued by the Labour Court involving An Garda Siochana.
The Public Services Committee of the Irish Congress Trade Unions, of which the INMO is a member, has welcomed this development and the INMO will, as always, be active participants in these talks when they commence in the first days of the new year.
The statement from the Public Services Committee of ICTU can be accesses here
The INMO, consistent with all public service unions, has clearly indicated, in recent weeks, that these talks must result in the acceleration of pay restoration, as currently proposed under the LRA.
It is also worth noting that the Minister, in his statement, has indicated that the Public Service Pay Commission, in its first report to be issued after the first quarter of 2017, will consider particular “labour market challenges” identified. All of these developments will be considered by the INMO’s Executive Council when it meets on next Monday and Tuesday, 5th and 6th December 2016.
National Ballot - Staffing / Recruitment / Retention
In the interim members are again asked to continue to come to the local information meetings, and ballot, in relation to our ongoing campaign for special initiatives to address the staffing/recruitment/retention crisis affecting nursing/midwifery at this time.
Details of all local meetings and balloting can be accessed via our website and social media platforms.