Union pledges to do ‘whatever we have to’ after cuts in allowances announced
The full list has not been released, but it is thought to include a Gaeltacht allowance for nurses in Irish-speaking areas and a Locomotive allowance for senior gardaí who use their private cars for work.
They are set be abolished by the end of February.
“This is core pay, breach of Croke Park [Agreement], and whatever we have to do to protect our members’ pay we will do so,” he said.
“If people want to consolidate those allowances into pay, which we asked for many years ago, well then we’ll have that discussion.
“But we will not be getting into negotiations where we see the elimination or further cuts in people’s salary, that’s not where we are and we won’t be there.”
Posted on October 11, 2012, in Government and tagged Brendan Howlin, Croke Park, Croke Park Agreement, Government, minister, Public sector, Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union, Union. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.