Current Issue, 19th June 2013
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Lead News Items
A planned once-off €12m injection into the pension fund at Lufthansa Airmotive (I) by its well-known German parent company is to take place immediately, if trade union members vote to accept a set of proposals to help resolve a pension crisis at the long established Rathcoole-based plant.
HRA proposals apply to non-union staff where collective deal is agreed
Non-union staff will benefit from the Haddington Road Agreement as long as a collective agreement "is in place" for the grade in question, the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform has confirmed.
McGinty rejects Lynch's call for bargaining "through a trade union"
With battle lines being drawn on the issue of collective bargaining, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions has called on the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to ensure that the Government "makes good on a commitment to give legal backing to the right of workers to collectively bargain with employers, through a trade union". Read more>
PUBLIC SERVICE REFORM
Reform is working, but could be endangered by lack of new blood
A limited increase in the level of recruitment may be needed in coming years if the capacity of the public service to change is not to diminish, a new study on the public service has warned.