Local Authorities News 2015
The Local Government & Local Services and Municipal Employees’ divisions of IMPACT have commenced a ballot for industrial action at Irish Water, following the announcement by the water utility that it will shed 1,500 jobs as part of its business plan published in October.
The Public Services Committee of the ICTU has approved a measure to resolve an anomaly where increment measures, introduced as part of the Haddington Road Agreement (HRA), could have left some workers disadvantaged compared with those employed after 30th June 2016.
IMPACT has contacted Irish MEPs urging their support for the European Citizen Initiative (ECI) on recognising water as a human right. The European Parliament is due to vote on its report on the ECI on Tuesday 8th September in Strasbourg. IMPACT is also urging the MEPs to oppose two controversial amendments which have been added to the report.