Library workers withdraw cooperation from staffless services

  IMPACT has urged local government minister Simon Coveney to meet worker representatives to discuss concerns over the expansion of ‘staffless’ libraries. The call came after the union’s 1,200 library workers backed industrial action by a margin of 9-1, with a voting turnout of 83%. The union’s Local Government Divisional Executive Committee will today (Thursday) […]

Library workers withdraw cooperation from staffless services

Staff plan New Year strike over continuing violence at Oberstown

  IMPACT members working at Oberstown Children Detention Campus (Oberstown) have overwhelmingly backed strike action because of ongoing fears over the safety of staff facing violent incidents at the detention centre. A ballot of 128 staff at Oberstown returned a vote of almost 94% in favour of strike action. IMPACT’s health and welfare executive will […]

Staff plan New Year strike over continuing violence at Oberstown

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 […]

LANSDOWNE ROAD AGREEMENT: STATEMENT FROM THE ICTU PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE

Library staff urged to vote against service cuts

The Cathaoirleach of IMPACT’s Local Government and Local Services Division has urged all eligible library staff to vote in the union’s industrial action ballot, which closes on Friday (24th November). Sean Reid said a strong mandate was needed to boost the union’s campaign against ‘staffless’ library services, which will lead to poorer services and job […]

Library staff urged to vote against service cuts

#RentersArise – IMPACT hosts first of series of public meetings for renters

IMPACT’s Limerick offices will host the first of four public meetings for renters as part of the Secure Rents campaign. IMPACT organiser Joe O’Connor said: “The Government’s own Rebuilding Ireland action plan stated that moderating rental price inflation was one of its core objectives. However, if reports this week are to be believed, a rent […]

#RentersArise – IMPACT hosts first of series of public meetings for renters

STATEMENT FROM THE ICTU PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE

The affiliates of the ICTU Public Services Committee this afternoon (Wednesday) reaffirmed their intention to maintain a collective approach to public service pay and related issues. The primary purpose of today’s PSC meeting was for affiliates to hear a report from the PSC officers about their ongoing engagement with Minister Donohoe and senior officials of […]

STATEMENT FROM THE ICTU PUBLIC SERVICES COMMITTEE

Early years’ professionals to protest over lack of childcare support

  Representatives of early childhood education providers and care staff are to protest outside Dáil Éireann from 2pm next Tuesday (15th November) at Government failure to adequately fund childcare and other early years’ services. The Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP) and IMPACT trade union say that Budget increases in childcare funding are inadequate to ensure […]

Early years’ professionals to protest over lack of childcare support

Library cuts threat prompts industrial action ballot

“Sinister plan to cut costs and services under the guise of extending opening hours” IMPACT will today (Monday) begin an industrial action ballot of the country’s library staff over fears that the introduction of ‘staffless’ library services will lead to poorer services and job losses. The union believes management plans for a large-scale pilot of […]

Library cuts threat prompts industrial action ballot

Government must make immediate arrangements to negotiate accelerated pay recovery for all public servants

IMPACT trade union issued the following statement today (Friday): “Last week IMPACT warned that the Lansdowne Road Agreement (LRA) would come under pressure if groups outside the agreement were offered better arrangements than those inside. Yesterday’s Labour Court recommendation in the Garda dispute (recommendation CD/16/321) goes beyond the LRA and therefore represents a material change […]

Government must make immediate arrangements to negotiate accelerated pay recovery for all public servants