ICTU Public Services Committee approves Public Service Stability Agreement

The Public Services Committee (PSC) of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has voted to approve the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA). The deal was approved by an aggregate ballot of the PSC at a meeting this morning (Monday 18th September 2017). Individual unions balloted their members on the terms of the agreement, which […]

ICTU Public Services Committee approves Public Service Stability Agreement

IMPACT special conference: Equality in the Workplace: A Reality?

IMPACT’s Equal Opportunities committee will host a special conference, focusing on equality in the workplace, on Wednesday 27th September 2017 at IMPACT’s Dublin office from 10am. IMPACT’s guest speaker at the conference is Charlie Flanagan TD, Minister for Justice and Equality. Equality in the Workplace: A Reality? IMPACT brings together policy experts, community activists and political representatives […]

IMPACT special conference: Equality in the Workplace: A Reality?

Irish Airline Pilots Association (IALPA) welcomes ECJ Ryanair ruling

IALPA, the pilots’ branch of IMPACT trade union, has welcomed today’s ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), stating air crew members, in disputes relating to their employment contracts, have the option of bringing proceedings before the courts of the place where they perform the essential part of their duties. The ECJ decision was […]

Irish Airline Pilots Association (IALPA) welcomes ECJ Ryanair ruling

IMPACT comment on CSO earnings and labour costs release

  Ireland’s largest public service union, IMPACT, issued this response to Friday’s CSO earnings and labour costs release: “After nearly a decade of pay stagnation, it’s encouraging to see modest pay recovery happening across the economy, although pay adjustments are still lagging behind economic growth projections for 2017 as measured by both GDP and GNP. […]

IMPACT comment on CSO earnings and labour costs release

Inspirational Temple Grandin points to need for investment in Irish special needs education

  IMPACT calls for implementation of Oireachtas Committee’s recommendations on upskilling of SNAs and other educational professionals The experience of Dr Temple Grandin, a renowned expert on animal behaviour and husbandry, and an inspiration to tens of thousands of people affected by autism, demonstrates the value of investment in special needs education, according to IMPACT […]

Inspirational Temple Grandin points to need for investment in Irish special needs education

Vacant homes tax must be underpinned in Budget, say unions

  Ireland’s two largest trade unions today (Thursday) called on the Government to introduce a substantial vacant homes tax – with only exceptional limitations – in the forthcoming budget. Welcoming this week’s comments by housing minister Eoghan Murphy, who “put private property owners on notice” regarding vacant home penalties, IMPACT and SIPTU said the stance […]

Vacant homes tax must be underpinned in Budget, say unions

Progress on IOT fixed-term posts

  The Department of Education and Skills has advised institutes of technology to offer permanent contracts to non-teaching fixed-term staff who are currently in “posts which would be considered as permanent positions.” The advice, which was set out in a guidance note issued to IOTs and universities earlier this month, emerged after IMPACT’s won a […]

Progress on IOT fixed-term posts

Budget 2018: €625 million extra needed to achieve acceptable childcare and early education standards

The Government should allocate an extra €125 million in next year’s Budget, and at least €625 million extra over the next five years, to ensure that Ireland meets the OECD average spend on early childhood care and education by 2022, according to IMPACT. In a costed pre-Budget submission published today (Wednesday) the union said two […]

Budget 2018: €625 million extra needed to achieve acceptable childcare and early education standards

Pay gap still centre stage

Events of the past fortnight have demonstrated that more disclosure of information is the means towards progress on Ireland’s stubbornly high gender pay gap. Fierce debates over pay gaps at RTÉ and the BBC have demonstrated the power of disclosure on this issue. Comment sections, meanwhile, are laden with pieces supporting legislation that would require […]

Pay gap still centre stage