Roscommon flexi clarification welcomed
IMPACT has welcomed a Labour Court clarification about its recommendation on flexi-leave arrangements in Roscommon County Council. The Court said its recommendation “is intended to be understood as meaning that normal operational arrangements for flexible working schemes across the local authority sector should apply in this council.”
IMPACT assistant general secretary Padraig Mulligan said the letter completely supported and vindicated the union’s position. “The flexi-time system is of most benefit to low-paid workers and in particular to women with childcare commitments. IMPACT will continue to resist any challenges to the scheme, and will not see Roscommon County Council staff left at a disadvantage relative to their colleagues elsewhere in the country,” he said.
Padraig said IMPACT would contact senior management in the council, with a view to agreeing a mutually acceptable date to meet and attempt to reconcile differences.