Local Authorities

The Local Government Division represents a mixture of clerical, administrative, management, professional and technical roles. Members in this division work mainly in local authorities and Irish Water.

There are approximately 13, 000 members in this division, working across 31 local authorities in a wide variety of grades.

The main issues arising in this division are around pay and allowances, housing policy, restructuring, pensions, annual leave, sick leave, redeployment, performance management, and equal opportunities.

Local Authorities have undergone radical change in terms of restructuring and statutory reorganisation in the last number of years.

Members have striven to maintain services despite the biggest loss of staff in any sector of the public service. The division has engaged in a campaign to maintain services in local government where the momentum has been to centralise provision.

Contacting your union:

Your first port of call if you have a question is your workplace rep.
If you don’t know who your rep is, you should contact your local branch secretary.

Local Authorities News


Court backs IMPACT on Roscommon flexitime

flexitimeflexitime The Labour Court has backed IMPACT’s view that Roscommon County Council cannot reduce annual flexi leave arrangements. In a recommendation issued last week the Court said there should be no change in the current facility to take 13 days flexi leave a year. Management had wanted to reduce this to just two days. []