IR Update December 2015

It is difficult to believe that 2015 is drawing to a close. It has been a very busy year for us in the Dublin Care Services Branch.

2015 has seen the Lansdowne Road Agreement being negotiated and balloted favourably by IMPACT members. For those of you in section-39 employments this work is continuing and already I have negotiated favourably for some members in this group.

Sleepovers remains a live issue across the health sector with a great deal of work still to be done in relation to rosters and back pay.

If you haven’t seen an increase in your sleepover rate, effective from 1st June 2015 please advise me at

We have a great deal of work to accomplish in 2016 and I hope to be in a position to visit your individual workplaces early in the New Year. Until then may I wish you and your families a very special Christmas and a peaceful new year, especially those of you who are working over the festive season.

Barry Cunningham
Industrial Relations Officer
Dublin Care Services