Current Issue, 29th October 2014
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Lead News Items
SIPTU members transferred into the recently integrated agency, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), should have their ‘agreed relationship’ with the education sector honoured, while the pay and grading structure must reflect those in place in the civil service generally, the Labour Court has found.
Agreement has been reached on a pension restructuring at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS Medical), which provides for more lump sum compensation and higher employer input to a new defined contribution scheme.
Bank of Ireland - pay rise & lump sum for new 'Career & Reward Framework'
A total pay rise of 3.75%, as well as a lump sum payment equivalent to 5% of annual salary, has been recommended for up to 12,000 Bank of Ireland employees to help facilitate the introduction of a new 'Career and Reward Framework'.
Review of Severance Settlements, January-June 2014
Severance packages by blue chip private sector companies are largely holding up, although there is evidence of downward pressure in other firms.
IBEC HR EVENT
From manufacturing to software, adaptability is crucial Ibec event told
Featuring the theme, 'The Adaptable Organisation', last week's annual Ibec HR conference focussed the theme of how to "reshape business" to meet today's new economic environment.