UL whistleblowers’ situations yet to be resolved after four years

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on August 23rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Four years after the Limerick Leader first reported that two members of the UL finance department had been suspended after refusing the offer of a settlement package that included a confidentiality agreement, the employees known as Persons B and C have yet to have their situations resolved …” (more)

[Limerick Leader, 23 August]

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Revisit Landsdowne Road agreement, says Kieran Mulvey

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The chief executive of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has called for the Lansdowne Road agreement to be ‘revisited’ if teachers, gardaí or nurses struggle to be recruited because of low entry pay …” (more)

[Rachel Flaherty and Vivienne Clarke, Irish Times, 5 April]

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Government may restore some pension cuts for retired public servants

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

“The Government has said it will move to restore some of the pension cuts it is planning to introduce for retired public service staff when economic circumstances allow. The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin indicated that those with smaller pensions would benefit first …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 27 May]

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Lecturers seek legal advice over Haddington Road pay cuts

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 27th, 2013 by steve

“The Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) is seeking legal advice on whether legislation to cut public servants’ pay without agreement is constitutional …” (more)

[Aoife Carr, Irish Times, 27 May]

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No going back on Haddington Road deal – Mulvey

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

“Industrial relations ‘Mr Fix-it’ Kieran Mulvey who brokered the revised Croke Park II deal said today that there is no chance of the deal being revisited …” (more)

[Jerome Reilly, Independent, 25 May]

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Howlin vows compulsory redundancies unless public servants accept deal

Posted in Governance and administration on May 21st, 2013 by steve

“Public servants face compulsory redundancies unless they accept a new deal on cuts in pay and pensions, the Government has warned …” (more)

[Sarah Stack, Independent, 21 May]

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Mulvey reports progress in public pay talks

Posted in Governance and administration on May 21st, 2013 by steve

“Health sector unions have been presented with a series of draft proposals on a revised public sector pay deal. Labour Relations Commission Chief Executive Kieran Mulvey has said substantial progress has been made …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 21 May]

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Cabinet mull extending Croke Park talks as teachers’ unions back strike

Posted in Governance and administration on May 21st, 2013 by steve

“The Cabinet will have to decide today whether to extend a further lifeline to the Croke Park II talks following intensive negotiations. Labour Relations Commission chief Kieran Mulvey was expected to report to Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin this morning …” (more)

[Caroline O’Doherty and others, Irish Examiner, 21 May]

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Croke Park savings target of €300 million ‘may not be achieved’

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

“Minister of State Brian Hayes has given the Government’s first public indication that it may not generate €300 million in savings on the public service pay and pensions bill this year under talks on a revision to the Croke Park II agreement …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 19 May]

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SIPTU holds key to deal as teachers signal they want to talk

Posted in Governance and administration on May 18th, 2013 by steve

“Major union SIPTU is emerging as the biggest stumbling block to a new Croke Park II deal – as teacher unions start coming back on board to the talks process …” (more)

[Michael Brennnan and Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 18 May]

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Teachers invited to talks on pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration on May 17th, 2013 by steve

“The Labour Relations Commission has invited teaching unions to attend talks next week as part of the Government’s plans to reduce the public service pay and pensions bill …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 16 May]

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Largest teachers’ union to decide whether to re-enter talks

Posted in Governance and administration on May 16th, 2013 by steve

“The country’s largest teachers’ union will decide tomorrow whether to re-enter talks on a revised public sector pay deal …” (more)

[Lyndsey Telford, Independent, 16 May]

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U-turn on ‘anti-family’ policies that sank Croke Park ballot

Posted in Governance and administration on May 15th, 2013 by steve

“The Government has done a U-turn on proposed changes to family friendly policies, which it is believed caused women with children to vote down Croke Park II …” (more)

[Michael Brennan and Fionnan Sheahan, Independent, 15 May]

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Croke Park II: Government looks to strike ‘side deals’ with unions

Posted in Governance and administration on May 14th, 2013 by steve

“The Government is prepared to strike side deals with unions if an overall agreement on public sector pay cannot be reached. While discussions between industrial relations mediator Kieran Mulvey and unions have been extended further …” (more)

[Lyndsey Telford, Independent, 14 May]

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Howlin reports significant progress on public pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration on May 14th, 2013 by steve

“Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said today ‘significant progress’ had been made in talks at the Labour Relations Commission between the Government and public sector unions on a new pay deal …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 14 May]

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Howlin warns dissenting unions as pay talks are extended

Posted in Governance and administration on May 14th, 2013 by steve

“The Government last night warned dissenting unions it would take ‘whatever action we need’ to cut the public service pay bill as it gave the go-ahead for a further 48 hours of talks to reach a deal …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 14 May]

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Some agreement in principle at Croke Park 2 talks

Posted in Governance and administration on May 13th, 2013 by steve

“The head of the Labour Relations Commission says agreement in principle has been secured from a significant number of groups involved in talks on the Croke Park 2 deal …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 13 May]

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Govt to talk to health unions as higher earners make talk breakthrough

Posted in Governance and administration on May 13th, 2013 by steve

“Talks between the Government and public sector unions will resume at the Labour Relations Commission this afternoon in a bid to revive the Croke Park 2 deal …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 13 May]

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Hopes raised for breakthrough on public sector pay

Posted in Governance and administration on May 13th, 2013 by steve

“Hopes for agreement on the Croke Park II package of public sector pay cuts were revived yesterday as last-minute talks continued with unions. It is understood agreement has been reached in principle with garda groups …” (more)

[Caroline O’Doherty and Shaun Connolly, Irish Examiner, 13 May]

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Fears bus unrest may spark wave of public sector strikes

Posted in Governance and administration on May 13th, 2013 by steve

“The Government fears that the Bus Eireann strike, which has already left thousands stranded, will motivate workers across the public sector to mount industrial action …” (more)

[Allison Bray and Michael Brennan, Independent, 13 May]

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