Two ​more unions urge No vote for pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration on June 24th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“There are growing fears that the union representing mostly lower-paid civil servants will reject the public sector pay deal. It is understood that members of the Civil and Public Services Union (CPSU) are becoming increasingly vocal about their disappointment over the terms of working hours and money that were signed off on in the recent Lansdowne Road agreement …” (more)

[Emma Jane Hade and Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 24 June]

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Low-paid civil servants demand the closure of wages gap

Posted in Governance and administration on May 9th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The trade union representing low-paid civil servants has warned it will pull out of next week’s pay restoration talks ‘like a hare from a trap’ if there is no attempt to close the gap between its members and higher-paid public servants …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 9 May]

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Union warns pension levy on table for pay talks

Posted in Governance and administration on September 8th, 2014 by steve

“A second trade union representing public sector workers has warned that the controversial pension levy will be on the table during next year’s major pay talks with government …” (more)

[Niall O’Connor, Independent, 8 September]

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UNITE tells members they should vote against Haddington Road deal

Posted in Governance and administration on June 1st, 2013 by steve

“The UNITE trade union has told its members they should vote against the Haddington Road proposals on public pay …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 31 May]

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Boost for Howlin as nurses’ union urges Yes to pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration on May 29th, 2013 by steve

“The country’s largest nursing union has given a significant boost to the prospects of a new public sector pay deal by recommending a Yes vote to its members …” (more)

[Michael Brennan, Independent, 29 May]

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CPSU rejects pay deal; INMO recommends acceptance

Posted in Governance and administration on May 28th, 2013 by steve

“The body representing lower paid civil servants is to recommend its members reject the last public sector pay deal. The Executive Committee of the CPSU said the Haddington Road agreement amounts to no more than a ‘tweaking’ of the Croke Park two deal which its members rejected by 87% …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 28 May]

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Revealed: teachers plan school strike chaos in pay battle

Posted in Governance and administration on April 27th, 2013 by steve

“Teachers are drawing up plans for rolling strikes and other forms of industrial action that will cause chaos in schools as they gear up for a battle with the Government over threatened pay cuts …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 27 April]

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Unions came close to split over Croke Park

Posted in Governance and administration on April 25th, 2013 by steve

“The trade union movement came very close to a split over the Croke Park II, the general secretary of the union representing lower-paid civil servants has said …” (more)

[Irish Times, 25 April]

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Unions say Government must acknowledge Croke Park proposals dead

Posted in Governance and administration on April 19th, 2013 by steve

“Any re-engagement by the Government with unions in relation to public service pay must be on the basis that the Croke Park II proposals which were rejected earlier this week are dead, two public service trade unions have said …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 19 April]

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Public sector unions meeting over Croke Park II

Posted in Governance and administration on April 11th, 2013 by steve

“A number of unions representing public sector workers, who are opposed to the Croke Park II proposals, are meeting today to consider a draft joint letter on the issue …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 11 April]

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Anti-Croke Park II unions to meet

Posted in Governance and administration on April 6th, 2013 by steve

“The eight union executives which have urged their members reject the Croke Park II deal will meet officially for the first time next week to discuss a strategy to ‘protect existing pay rates and terms and conditions’ …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers and Jimmy Woulfe, Irish Examiner, 6 April]

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Unions say Croke Park II will push Ireland further into recession

Posted in Governance and administration on March 25th, 2013 by steve

“The four trade unions against Croke Park II have said the austerity measures embodied in the new proposed agreement would push the country further into recession …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 25 March]

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Unions unite to oppose Croke Park

Posted in Governance and administration on March 7th, 2013 by steve

“Unions opposed to the new Croke Park agreement are to launch a national campaign to urge members to reject the deal. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), the Civil and Public Service Union (CPSU), and Unite are to hold a series of information meetings …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 7 March]

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IMO urges no vote to Croke Park II

Posted in Governance and administration on March 7th, 2013 by steve

“The Irish Medical Organisation has become the latest public service representative body to recommend its members reject the terms of Croke Park II …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers and Juno McEnroe, Irish Examiner, 7 March]

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Croke Park 2: Four unions to launch joint No campaign

Posted in Governance and administration on March 6th, 2013 by steve

Ireland“Four trade unions are to launch a joint national campaign for a No vote against the Croke Park extension talks proposals. The INMO, IMO, CPSU and Unite are all taking part in the campaign …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 6 March]

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Opposition to Croke Park II gathers pace

Posted in Governance and administration on February 28th, 2013 by steve

“Opposition to the Croke Park II proposals on public pay is intensifying in the trade union movement ahead of a key meeting today of the Impact union, whose leadership supports the deal …” (more)

[Arthur Beesley, Irish Times, 28 February]

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Public servants union CPSU threatens industrial action

Posted in Governance and administration on February 27th, 2013 by steve

“The Civil Public and Services Union, which represents lower-ranked public servants has threatened industrial action if measures in the €1bn state pay deal are enforced …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 27 February]

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Public sector unions to campaign for a rejection of Croke Park II

Posted in Governance and administration on February 27th, 2013 by steve

“Unions representing staff at either end of the hierarchy in the civil service are to campaign for a rejection of Croke Park II …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Mary Regan and Shaun Connolly, Irish Examiner, 27 February]

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CPSU: Croke Park deal ‘is not going to work’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 27th, 2013 by steve

“Trade Unions are now mulling over the revised Croke Park Agreement and making up their minds on whether they will accept or reject it …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 27 February]

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Doran says demands on pay cuts unreal

Posted in Governance and administration on February 25th, 2013 by steve

“The Irish Medical Organisation and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation withdrew from talks on an extension to the Croke Park agreement as the process ‘is not capable of realising the aspirations we had … to maintain our members’ income and not to take further money that they hadn’t got to give’, said Liam Doran of the INMO …” (more)

[Patsy McGarry, Irish Times, 25 February]

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