Current Issue, 22nd October 2014

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NEWS ANALYSIS

Irish Water - pay and staffing back in the spotlight
Attention has turned once again to the pay structure for nearly 520 Irish Water staff, and a supposed existence of a "bonus culture" as the new water utility comes under sustained fire. The recirculation of the claims from last January shows the utility is struggling to get a handle on matters that should have been settled.
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NEWS FEATURE

High Court ruling rejects claims that Cody's role was 'inappropriate'
A contention of counsel for the Garda Representative Association (GRA), that IMPACT general secretary Shay Cody behaved inappropriately by making representations against exempting Gardai from new sick leave cuts, has been rejected by the High Court.
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PAY POLICY

Debate on national pay 'norms' warming up as economy fires
Ibec director general, Danny McCoy, has said he would like a discussion about incomes policy and issues such as tax, pensions and welfare, but not in a form that could be called 'social partnership'.  SIPTU president Jack O'Connor meanwhile admitted to being conflicted about social partnership, suggesting that while it would be good for workers and for the economy, it would be bad for trade unions. (Read more>)