Ireland - Public services unions work-to-rule against further cuts - January 26, 2010

The IMPACT public services union formally begun industrial action on 25 January in protest at the government’s plans for further cuts in public employees’ pay. Initially the industrial action is to be a work-to-rule so IMPACT members refuse to co-operate with management demands that require anything beyond normal duties. Other public sector unions have joined this initiative. On 26 January, General Secretary of the Civil and Public Services Union (CPSU), Blair Horan, at a conference in Dublin said there was a clear mandate for more intensive action. From 27 January, according to Horan staff would hold more unannounced stoppages, which could affect entire regions. <Meanwhile, Labour Relations Commission (LRC) Chief Executive Kieran Mulvey would start trying to find a basis to get management and unions talking (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 2 December 2009).

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/335
http://www.impact.ie/iopen24/impact-serves-notice-industrial-action-n-295.html http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0126/partnership.html  http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0125/partnership.html

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter, which presents up-to-date information on collective bargaining developments across Europe. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009. All rights reserved. The ETUI is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. The ETUI is financially supported by the European Community. The European Community is not responsible for any use made of the information contained in this news section.


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