Ireland -Unions still split on Haddington Road deal -June 26, 2013

Trade union Unite has decided to recommend its 6,000 public service members to reject the Haddington Road Agreement on pay and conditions. The agreement is the follow-up of the earlier rejected Croke Park II deal and aims at reducing the State payroll bill. It brings the number of unions who have confirmed their continuing opposition to the proposals to four. After members voted overwhelmingly to reject the deal in a ballot Unite has to decide how best to proceed in the interests of members in light of the Government’s legislation to impose pay cuts. Most other ballots have led to results that imply public service workers to be covered by its provisions. The Civil Public and Services Union, which represents lower paid civil servants, voted to accept the Haddington Road Agreement on public sector pay and conditions. Despite the CPSU executive recommending rejection of the HRA, members voted by 54.6% to 45.3% to accept the proposals.

English: http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0626/459004-haddington-road-agreement/ 

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/vast-bulk-of-public-service-staff-now-signed-up ...

http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0624 ...  

http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0531 ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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