Education news 2012


Update on Government announcement on the abolition of public service allowances

Government departments and offices have been instructed to open talks with unions about the abolition of some allowances currently paid to existing public servants.


Education staff save over €180 million

Staff in the education sector delivered total payroll and non-pay savings of over €180 million in the second year of the Croke Park agreement. Payroll savings of just over €160 million made up the lion’s share.


IMPACT creates new education division

Delegates at IMPACT’s biennial conference established a new education division last week. The creation of the new division, the first since the early 1990s, reflects significant growth in the union’s education membership, which now totals almost 9,000.