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Update: Garda Benevolent Trust Fund – Annual General Meeting

This Special Motion was overwhelmingly passed at the adjourned AGM of the Garda Benevolent trust Fund Meeting at Westmanstown on Thursday 22nd. June 2017. Many thanks to all who supported our call and who submitted proxy Votes for the AGM. Notice to GSRMA members who intend to vote at the adjourned AGM of Garda Benevolent Trust […]

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Latest rethoric from Minister for Finance & Public Sector Reform

Public sector pay deal offers ‘fair’ wage growth, Donohoe says Increased spending on infrastructure a top priority, says Minister for Finance Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: pay rise of 6-7 per cent between 2018 and 2020 “offers the best way of being fair to our public servants”.The new Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and […]

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Dedicated local governance group for older people’ -Citizens Assembly told

A dedicated local governance group is the best way to improve the care of our elderly population, the Citizen’s Assembly has been told. Dr Diarmuid O’Shea, consultant physician in geriatric medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital and National Clinical lead for the Older Person’s programme said this would ensure “the right things would happen more quickly”. […]

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Editorial Comment – Summer issue of Siochain 2017

For many of us, as parents or Grandparents we are all too familiar with that long road trip, where your passengers of a certain age, are continuously asking “are we there yet”. Our road trip as retired members of An Garda Siochana and retired Public Servants, has now been on-going for almost a decade, and […]

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Statement of GRA General Secretary Pat Ennis on Proposed new pay Deal

Statement by General Secretary on proposed Public Sector Stability Agreement GRA General Secretary Pat Ennis said, “The Garda Representative Association is deeply disappointed that so-called ‘fast accrual’ pensions were identified to retain pay deductions – as they are paid to compensate workers who face particular dangers in their daily work. “People who risk their lives […]

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Update 10pm Thursday 8th. June: TUI recommends rejection of proposed pay agreement

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland executive committee has voted unanimously to recommend rejection of the proposed public service pay agreement because it fails to tackle pay inequality for newer recruits. The TUI represents around 15,000 second and third level teachers and lecturers. “An unwinding of the unacceptable, unfair and inequitable two-tier pay system was the key […]

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Rank-and-file Gardaí warn they could reject new public pay deal

GRA says requirement for Gardaí to pay more for pensions ‘deeply disappointing’ Rank-and-file Gardaí have warned they could reject the draft new public service accord agreed on Thursday morning between the Government and trade union leaders. The Garda Representative Association (GRA) said it was “deeply disappointed” that under the deal public service staff with fast-accruing pensions – […]

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