Ireland - Teachers and government in Lansdowne Road Agreement stand off - December 31, 2015

Teachers’ unions and Public Expenditure minister Howlin find themselves in a televised standoff over the Lansdowne Road Agreement. The government and most public sector trade unions reached a pay deal last month, as reported in the November newsletter. However, teaching unions ASTI and TUI as well as the Garda representative association and Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors have refused to sign on to the agreement, demanding further concessions. The government has said that it will not negotiate separate agreements with the four unions and warned that those who do not sign the Lansdowne Road Agreement will not receive the incremental pay rises other unions will. Teachers and Garda unions have vowed more industrial action.

English: http://www.newstalk.com/Teachers-strike-Lansdowne-Road-Agreement …

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/pay-rises-for-300-000-public-service … 

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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