Labour Court rules in Wexford library row

  The Labour Court has said a dispute over Wexford County Council’s decision to bar experienced library staff from interviews for full-time posts should be resolved through local negotiations. IMPACT, the union that represents the workers, welcomed the Court’s intervention and called on management to immediately enter talks to resolve the row. IMPACT’s Wexford official […]

Labour Court rules in Wexford library row

Labour Court: Roscommon management can’t unilaterally gut flexitime

  The Labour Court has backed IMPACT’s interpretation of a Court recommendation, which effectively blocks Roscommon County Council management from making sweeping cuts to staff flexitime provisions. Management triggered industrial action in the county on Tuesday by unilaterally cutting the amount of flexi-leave staff could accrue, on the basis of its mistaken interpretation of a […]

Labour Court: Roscommon management can’t unilaterally gut flexitime

Public service workers demand equity in public service pay restoration

Delegates at the IMPACT Local Government Division conference in Letterkenny today (Thursday) said the forthcoming pay talks must include an acceleration of public service pay recovery. And the union’s national secretary Peter Nolan warned against ‘special deals’ for some groups, and said workers would not vote for an outcome that only “gives with one hand […]

Public service workers demand equity in public service pay restoration

Government accused of lip service on local authority gender equality

The Government has been criticised for failing to collect details of the gender pay gap and gender-based occupational segregation in local councils, or to require local authorities to publish such data. In a report published today (Thursday) at IMPACT’s Local Government Division Conference in Letterkenny, the union also accused local authorities of failing to implement […]

Government accused of lip service on local authority gender equality

Staffless library proposals put child protection at risk

Evidence concealed by local authority management shows that plans to roll out staffless libraries in 23 locations across Ireland could undermine child protection protocols and put young people at risk, according to IMPACT. The union’s local government conference in Letterkenny heard this evening (Wednesday) that the Local Government Management Association (LGMA), which represents local authority […]

Staffless library proposals put child protection at risk

Pay talks to start this month

  Talks on an extension to the Lansdowne Road agreement (LRA) are set to commence this month. They will get underway soon after public expenditure minister Paschal Donohoe presents a report from the Public Service Pay Commission (PSPC) to the cabinet. This is expected to happen this week or next. The talks will aim to […]

Pay talks to start this month

“Together we are stronger” – Derby strikers address IMPACT education conference

IMPACT was privileged to be joined at its education conference in Cork on Thursday by four of the Unison teaching assistants from Derby, who fought a 10-month action over unilateral cuts to their pay by their employer, Derby County Council. The dispute came to an end in March this year. There are around 244,000 TAs […]

“Together we are stronger” – Derby strikers address IMPACT education conference