IMPACT’s elected Central Executive Committee (CEC) has unanimously recommended that members vote in favour of the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020. IMPACT will commence a ballot of members in public service and non-commercial semi-state organisations next week.
The IMPACT ballot on the proposed agreement, the Public Service Stability Agreement 2018-2020, will get underway next week, when the distribution of ballot papers through branches begins. The deadline for members to return their ballot papers is Friday 14th July.
Ireland’s health policy should be based on the needs of patients and communities, not political expediency or the demands of powerful vocal interests within the system, IMPACT has said. Responding to a speech by health minister Simon Harris at the union’s Health and Welfare division conference in Wexford earlier this month, national secretary Eamonn Donnelly said the union backed the ten-year planning approach recently backed by an all-party Oireachtas committee.
The Government’s proposal to weaken protections against privatisation, by allowing pay costs to be taken into account in management outsourcing proposals, was stiffly – and ultimately successfully – resisted by IMPACT and unions like Siptu in last week’s negotiations. It was only at the eleventh hour that the Government relented, leaving existing protections intact.