Civil service news 2012
The Probation Branch of IMPACT trade union today (Tuesday) said that figures on criminals reoffending published yesterday (Monday) stand up well to international comparisons and demonstrate the need for frontline services to be supported in delivering safer communities.
Total payroll and non-pay savings of almost €163 million were delivered by civil servants and non-commercial state agency staff in the second year of the Croke Park agreement, a figure expected to rise to over €184 million a year when this year’s non-payroll initiatives are fully implemented.
IMPACT’s Probation and Welfare Officers’ branch has welcomed the community return scheme announced by justice minister Alan Shatter TD on 1st May. Community return, which allows temporary release with community service for prisoners who pose no threat to the community, was introduced as a pilot last October. But the branch has also warned that adequate resources are needed to make the scheme work.
IMPACT AND other unions will defend arrangements for paid long-term sick leave when talks on public service sick leave and its management start soon. The Government has signalled its intention to legislate to revise sick leave arrangements from this year.
IMPACT and other unions will insist that detailed safeguards and procedures set out in the Croke Park agreement are followed whenever outsourcing is proposed, with unions insisting that detailed safeguards and procedures set out in the Croke Park agreement are followed whenever outsourcing is proposed.