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Public Service Pay Restoration – Your questions answered

2017 acceleration of public service pay restoration   How have unions delivered accelerated pay restoration? Public service unions insisted on early negotiations to accelerate pay restoration last November, after the Government accepted Labour Court recommendations that gave Gardai better terms than those set out in the Lansdowne Road agreement (LRA). Although it initially resisted, the…

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Connect Trade Union Condemns Commission for Energy Regulations Decision on ETCI

The Executive and General Secretary Condemns Commission for Energy Regulations (CER) Decision on ETCI. Eamon Devoy, General Secretary has written to the CER over their decision on the future of Electro Technical Council of Ireland (ETCI). As all electricians will know, the ETCI, heretofore supplied the certification forms for all Electrical Installations. More importantly, The…

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Connect Trade Union warns Government on start of National Industrial Action if no movement on Apprentices’ Fees

The General Secretary of the Connect Trade Union, Eamon Devoy, has warned that, “in the absence of any satisfactory Government response to our repeated representations for the removal of student service charges on apprentices we will be undertaking industrial action across the manufacturing sector, beginning with a national one day strike on Monday, November 2nd.…