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Building momentum: a bigger pay trough

  • 22-02-2021 4:42pm
    Registered Users Posts: 10,929 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52
    Fórsa General Secretary Kevin Callinan said the agreement, which includes improvements in pay and conditions for around 350,000 Government employees, would underpin stability in the delivery of public services over the two-year duration of the agreement, which expires at the end of 2022.

    Some stroke by any measure.

    So no strikes by most, but not all of the feather nested PSWs, for getting more pay for doing the same work, nothing on productivity.

    Only three ICTU-affiliated unions have rejected the proposed agreement.

    The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland voted down the deal on the basis that it does not adequately address the two-tier pay structure for so called "new entrants" recruited since 2011.

    Meanwhile, the Irish Medical Organisation voiced frustration that the agreement did not address long-standing grievances of doctors, including a regrading claim for public health doctors, a two tier pay system for hospital consultants, working hours of Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors,

    The Medical Laboratory Scientists Association, which represents around 1,800 scientists, whose duties include Covid-19 testing rejected it as it failed to address a long-standing claim for pay equality with biochemists who they argue do equal work.

    The Teachers Union of Ireland has not yet carried out a ballot on the 'Building Momentum' proposals.

    So stage set for Teachers strikes.

    The ASTI approach is particularly cynical, as they shafted their own yellow pack new entrants during the last recession, rather than take a pay cut.