IMPACT demands rapid action on pay iniquities after members back public service deal

  Discussions to address iniquities in pay arrangements for staff who entered the public service after January 2011 should begin immediately if the ICTU Public Services Committee backs the proposed Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) when it meets on 18th September, according to Ireland’s largest public service union. Overall union endorsement of the deal became […]

IMPACT demands rapid action on pay iniquities after members back public service deal

Minister Harris agrees to consult on physiotherapist ‘title issue’

  IMPACT has welcomed the decision of health minister Simon Harris to re-engage with professional bodies over qualifications and the statutory professional registration of physiotherapists. The union shares Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists’ (ISCP) concerns that proposed legislation on professional registration is, in its current form, incapable of protecting the safety of those who need […]

Minister Harris agrees to consult on physiotherapist ‘title issue’

Pay ballot closes Friday

  Voting on the proposed new pay deal, the ‘Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020,’ closes at noon this Friday (14th July). That means IMPACT members who are eligible to vote must ensure their completed ballot papers are returned and arrive by 12 noon on Friday if they want to have their say. The elected IMPACT […]

Pay ballot closes Friday

IMPACT urges cross-party support for gender pay gap reporting law

Irish legislation to compel organisations with more than 50 staff to reveal data on the average gap between what they pay men and women would have a massive impact on female earnings, while helping good employers to boost their brands and compete for the best talent in the labour market, according to Ireland’s largest public […]

IMPACT urges cross-party support for gender pay gap reporting law

Special needs assistants threaten industrial action over job security

Thousands of special needs assistants (SNAs) will ballot for industrial action immediately at the start the new school year because of the Government’s failure, for the fourth year running, to announce SNA allocations before the end of the 2017 summer term. The SNA allocations establish the number of SNAs that are allocated to individual schools […]

Special needs assistants threaten industrial action over job security

ICTU to launch ‘Year of Enterprise’ in 2018

Kevin Callinan uses language of shipbuilding in Belfast to talk about Brexit/Trump @irishcongress #BDC17 pic.twitter.com/oWFshaW6CJ — IMPACT Trade Union (@IMPACTTU) July 5, 2017 The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has pledged to launch a ‘Year of Enterprise’ next year. Building on the work of the trade-union supported Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI), the initiative […]

ICTU to launch ‘Year of Enterprise’ in 2018

ICTU Vice President to prioritise equality, young workers, and an all-island approach to Brexit

Kevin Callinan, the deputy general secretary of IMPACT trade union, has today (Tuesday) been re-elected as ICTU Vice President. Speaking after the announcement, Mr Callinan said his priority over the next two years would be to prioritise an all-island approach to Brexit, while working for a more egalitarian society based on a dynamic economy. He […]

ICTU Vice President to prioritise equality, young workers, and an all-island approach to Brexit

Delayed publication of SNA allocations “ridiculous” – IMPACT

IMPACT trade union has described the ongoing delay, by the Department of Education and Skills, to publish the Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) allocations for the 2017-2018 school year, as ‘ridiculous’. IMPACT represents more than 7,000 of the country’s SNAs. IMPACT official Barry Cunningham said the unprecedented delay in 2017 was causing unnecessary anxiety to the […]

Delayed publication of SNA allocations “ridiculous” – IMPACT

VIDEO: Irish public service new entrants pay scales – what happened before and what happens next

A new short information video by IMPACT outlines the recent history of changes to Irish public service new entrants pay scales, and how the proposed Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) is designed to address it. Watch the video below, more information about the proposed Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA) is available here.

VIDEO: Irish public service new entrants pay scales – what happened before and what happens next

General Council Agreed Report on the Filling of Technical and Specialist Posts through Confined and Open Competition

General Council Agreed Report No 1539 (click to download). This is effective from 29th June 2017. IMPACT sought an agreement on filling technical and specialist posts equivalent to Principal Officer and Assistant Principal Officer according to an agreed sequence of confined and open competitions to mirror arrangements for general service grades. This has now been […]

General Council Agreed Report on the Filling of Technical and Specialist Posts through Confined and Open Competition