LANSDOWNE ROAD AGREEMENT: STATEMENT FROM THE ICTU PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE

The ICTU Public Services Committee (PSC) acknowledges and welcomes the Government’s decision to invite the parties to the Lansdowne Road Agreement to discussions on issues arising from recent Labour Court recommendations in the garda dispute, and Minister Donohoe’s announcement that these discussions will conclude by the end of January 2017.

The PSC, which believes these discussions will provide a platform to seek improvements in the terms of the Lansdowne Road Agreement, is also engaging with the Public Service Pay Commission (PSPC).

The PSPC’s forthcoming report is expected to inform the parties to the Lansdowne Road Agreement on how the unwinding of the FEMPI legislation, which introduced pay cuts and the ‘pension levy,’ can be best addressed during negotiations on a successor to the agreement.