Current Issue, 4th December 2013
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Lead News Items
A return to the pre-2010 de facto position regarding responsibility for any deficits in ESB’s defined benefit scheme may be the only way to resolve the current dispute before strike action commences on Monday, December 16.
Engagement at the crux of M&S dispute
The current dispute at Marks & Spencer over the closure of a DB pension scheme has significance not only for the 900 members affected but carries a broader implication for current and future engagement at the company.
ASTI 'D-Day' set, but with built-in 'breathing space'
While a two-week gap between the start of the new school term and the likely escalation of the ASTI dispute could provide a last gasp period for 'reflection' if the union rejects proposals, it could also work to the union's advantage by delaying conflict yet again.
PAC hears how public service pay policy operates in health agencies
Some 43 hospitals and agencies under scrutiny for breaching public sector pay policy, by paying their senior managers additional 'unauthorised' allowances, will have "contractual issues to overcome" when the HSE seeks to make them compliant with public sector pay policy, the Public Accounts Committee was told last week. (Read more>)