In this issue
Could a robot do your job?
Education’s ‘real scandal’ revealed
Pay talks to start this month
Parents lack childcare support
Libraries and promotions on agenda
Health service promotions details agreed
Low pay and pensions in spotlight
Libraries and promotions on agenda
by Niall Shanahan

Staffless libraries and management plans to open local authority promotions to external competition will be high on the agenda at IMPACT’s Local Government division conference, which takes place in Letterkenny next week. The conference will also hear a report on the barriers to women’s career progression in local councils that fail to implement family-friendly policies.

Delegates representing over 10,000 local authority staff will discuss a series of motions reflecting IMPACT’s opposition to proposals on staffless libraries.

The conference will also consider proposals by local authority management to further open local authority recruitment to staff in parts of the public service where council staff are blocked from seeking posts. IMPACT members have already voted overwhelmingly for industrial action over the proposed abolition of the ‘common recruitment pool,’ and national secretary Peter Nolan says he expects the mandate for industrial action to be activated at the conference.

Delegates will also debate motions on FEMPI legislation, the forthcoming pay talks, social housing and homelessness, job evaluation, family friendly policies and critical illness protocols.

The full conference agenda is available HERE.

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