Ireland - Union delegates vote against co-operation with Croke Park deal - April 19, 2011

Delegates at the Civil, Public and Services Union (CPSU) annual conference on 16 April voted to withdraw their co-operation with reforms to be made under the Croke Park deal. Delegates told the conference that their co-operation up to now had been dependent on the guarantee there would be no further cuts to their pay before 2014, but that guarantee had not been kept, they claimed. Delegates also voted unanimously to take industrial action if the government would introduce further pay cuts. However, the CPSU executive said that lack of co-operation with reforms would constitute industrial action, which cannot be undertaken without a ballot of members. General secretary of the union, Blair Horan, said its executive would consider the issue of a ballot on the Croke Park deal when it met late April, but would not change its position in the meantime (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 July-August 2010).

English: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011 ...

 http://www.independent.ie/national-news/union-will-vote-on-strikes-if-pay-cuts ...


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. 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 2011.


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