Municipal Employees Division

The Municipal Employees division represents general operatives, library attendants, Irish Water and fire fighters. We represent workers in Dublin City Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Limerick City and County Council, the City of Dublin Education and Training Board, DIT, Athlone IT, along with schools and other educational entities.

There are 1900 members in the Municipal Employees division.

The main issues arising in this division are around the conversion of long-term acting posts into permanent posts allowances, outsourcing, pensions, annual leave, sick leave, cross-stream promotions, redeployment, performance management, and equal opportunities.

Contacting your union:

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

Municipal Employees Division News


Library staff urged to vote against service cuts

The Cathaoirleach of IMPACT’s Local Government and Local Services Division has urged all eligible library staff to vote in the union’s industrial action ballot, which closes on Friday (25th Novemeber). Sean Reid said a strong mandate was needed to boost the union’s campaign against ‘staffless’ library services, which will lead to poorer services and job []


Previous water funding system failed

Ireland is unlikely to ever get a high quality and environmentally responsible water infrastructure if the Government reverts to funding the service solely from general taxation, according to IMPACT. […]

23 .11.15

IMPACT ballot at Irish Water underway

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. continuereading1


Increment ‘anomaly’ solution approved

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. continuereading1


Talks on water staffing expected

Local talks over annual service plans for water provision will take place between unions and management from September. Each local authority must produce an annual service plan under its 12-year service level agreement with Irish Water, which guarantees that staff in local authorities will continue to provide water services.


Ambulance plans blasted

HSE plans to remove the Dublin ambulance service from Dublin fire brigade, which were reported in the Irish Times week, are unnecessary and wasteful, according to IMPACT. The union says the current service couldn’t be matched by the health authority for excellence or efficiency.


Seminar on local government’s future planned

Four representatives from each of IMPACT’s local government branches are to be invited to a seminar on the future of local government, which is being organised by the union in advance of the local elections.


Dublin ambulance review ‘a waste’

Dublin city manager Owen Keegan has rejected a motion passed by Dublin
City councillors to suspend a planned review into ambulance services
provided by Dublin Fire Brigade. The motion, which was put forward by
the Labour group earlier this week, calls for the review to be suspended
until a national HSE review is completed.