IMPACT executive to recommend vote in favour of Lansdowne Road Agreement

The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of IMPACT trade union will recommend a vote in favour of the Lansdowne Road Agreement, ahead of a ballot of IMPACT members which will get underway from next week.

The committee met this morning to consider the content of the agreement, which extends the main provisions of the Haddington Road Agreement until September 2018, and restores around €2,000 to the pay of most public servants in three phases between January 2016 and September 2017.

In recommending the vote, the union’s executive acknowledged that the new agreement achieved the essential objective of fairness by taking a flat rate approach to pay restoration. The executive further welcomed the fact that the agreement marked the first step forward on pay in the public service since emergency legislation (FEMPI) was introduced by the Government in 2009.