Pat Bolger accepts Lord Mayor’s award on behalf of the workers of Dublin

Pat Bolger, President of the Dublin Council of Trade Unions (pictured second from right) accepted the Lord Mayor’s award last night (Wednesday 1th June) on behalf of the workers of Dublin. Pat accepted the award in his capacity as President of DCTU. Pat retired as an IMPACT official in 2016 and has been a highly regarded union […]

Pat Bolger accepts Lord Mayor’s award on behalf of the workers of Dublin

IMPACT executive recommends acceptance of public service pay proposals

IMPACT’s elected Central Executive Committee (CEC) has this afternoon (Tuesday) unanimously recommended that its members accept the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020. The decision was taken following a meeting of the union’s Consultative Council, which comprises elected representatives of all IMPACT’s branches and divisions. The union will start balloting its members in public service and […]

IMPACT executive recommends acceptance of public service pay proposals

IMPACT warns of post-Brexit ‘bonfire of workers’rights’ and equality protections

The Government’s Brexit strategy must be strengthened and expanded to prevent Ireland mimicking a likely bonfire of workers’ rights and equality protections in the UK, according to Ireland’s largest public service union. Speaking at the union’s conference in Wexford today (Friday), IMPACT official Andy Pike warned that post-Brexit Britain was set to become a low […]

IMPACT warns of post-Brexit ‘bonfire of workers’rights’ and equality protections

Job vacancy: European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) – policy assistant

The European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) represents 8 million workers in the energy, water and waste sectors, health and social services and local and national administration, in all European countries including in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood. EPSU is a federation of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the recognised regional organisation of […]

Job vacancy: European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) – policy assistant

Report recommends continuing training opportunities for SNAs

A new report – ‘The Role of the Special Needs Assistant’ – was launched last week (Thursday 21st January) by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection. The report has recommended that SNAs should be provided with opportunities to avail of continuous professional development training relevant to their work and similar to that […]

Report recommends continuing training opportunities for SNAs

Proposals agreed to resolve marriage registrars’ dispute

Management proposals to resolve a dispute, concerning new responsibilities for marriage registrars, were considered and agreed last week by the IMPACT Health and Welfare Divisional Executive (DEC). The dispute centres around new responsibilities contained in the Civil Registration (Amendement) Act 2014, specifically in relation to so-called ‘sham’ marriages, requiring HSE registrars to identify applications for […]

Proposals agreed to resolve marriage registrars’ dispute

Responding to the refugee crisis

IMPACT deputy general secretary Kevin Callinan has said that the current refugee crisis demands a pan-European humanitarian response. “This refugee crisis is something that hasn’t happened overnight, it is something that has been building, it needs a pan-European response with members of every European State playing their full part in this,” he said. In a letter […]

Responding to the refugee crisis

IMPACT wins agreement on SNA post arrangements

IMPACT has finalised an agreement with the Department of Education and Skills on a revised circular to deal with our dispute over the fragmentation of special needs assistants (SNA) posts. The agreement follows a ballot for industrial action by SNAs in March this year. Subsequently, the Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’ Sullivan TD, […]

IMPACT wins agreement on SNA post arrangements

Low paid childcare workers should not have to up-skill at own expense – IMPACT

Delegates voted to support early childhood care workers who are low paid but expected to up-skill and re-train at their own expense at the IMPACT health and welfare conference in Ennis today 7th May 2015. Clodagh Kavanagh, from the Cork branch said it was unfair that “creche workers are being asked to up-skill and retrain, […]

Low paid childcare workers should not have to up-skill at own expense – IMPACT

Low Pay Commission needs to consider ‘no pay’ as well as ‘low pay’ – IMPACT

IMPACT, Ireland’s largest public service trade union, has launched a report today (Monday 13th April) called JobBridge: Time to start again? which asks for the JobBridge scheme to be scrapped and for the Low Pay Commission to examine the prevalence of open market unpaid internships. Kevin Callinan, Deputy General Secretary with IMPACT trade union, commissioned […]

Low Pay Commission needs to consider ‘no pay’ as well as ‘low pay’ – IMPACT