Revised LRC proposals and Government legislation published

Following the recent public service talks at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC),  the full set of proposals have today (Thursday) been published as a single document. The document, The Haddington Road Agreement, is available to download HERE.

The Government has also published legislation today, the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (FEMPI) Bill, 2013, which is available to download HERE

Among other things, revisions to the original LRC package include the following breakthroughs for IMPACT members:

  • Agreement that no IMPACT member, up to and including grade VIIs, will work more than two and a quarter additional working hours per week
  • Ring-fenced flexitime and work-sharing arrangements, with no changes for existing staff
  • A quicker and clearer return to pre-reduction pay rates for staff earning between €65,000 and €100,000
  • The retention of double-time premium payments for IMPACT staff rostered to work on Sundays
  • Regularisation of acting positions by October 2013 in health and agreement to regularise acting positions in the context of local authority ‘workforce planning.’ 

IMPACT negotiators also won commitments on leave arrangements in voluntary hospitals, as well as confirmation that ‘twilight’ payments will still apply to staff who work between 8pm and midnight. 

It has also been confirmed that the CORU fee for social care and health professional registration will be €100, with restoration for those who have already paid more. And there are new protections for school secretaries on low levels of annual leave. 

Read more on proposals HERE.