What You Need To Know

A few things all public servants need to know

As IMPACT members you get regular email updates on national and local negotiations. This is the primary method of communication from the branch and IMPACT Head Office to members. If you are not receiving any emails from us – you should update your contact details here

In addition, a lot of relevant information is available on the main IMPACT website. Visit the main IMPACT Trade Union site here.

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Outside of these updates, there are a few things that every public servant should be aware of.
These are listed below.

The Lansdowne Road Agreement

The Lansdowne Road Agreement is the previous Public Services Agreement that Fórsa (IMPACT) members are signed up to. It was replaced on January 1st 2018 by the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA). This is due to continue until January 2020. The agreement makes provision for partial pay restoration to public servants while maintaining the productivity measures agreed under the Haddington Road Agreement.

The full text of the agreement is available here:

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IMPACT Head Office have a list of FAQs available here:

http://www.impact.ie/lansdowne-road-agreement/frequently-asked-questions/#centralexecutive

Previous Agreements:

Haddington Road Agreement 2013

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Croke Park Agreement 2010

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Salary Scales

HSE Consolidated Salary Scales as of January 2017

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You can view previous HSE payscales here: http://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/benefitsservices/pay/


Local Government Salary Scales: http://www.impact.ie/your-sector/public-sector/local-authorities/local-authority-salary-scales/

Public Service Sick Leave Scheme

The Croke Park Agreement saw the introduction of a new Public Service Sick Leave Scheme for all public servants. To assist members calculate their sick leave we have designed a worksheet that you can use to determine your sick leave entitlements.

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Public Service Pay Commission

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe T.D., received Government approval on 19th July 2016 for the establishment of a Public Service Pay Commission.

The establishment of a Public Service Pay Commission to examine pay levels across the public service is a commitment in the Programme for Partnership Government.

The Pay Commission will consider such other remuneration matters as it may be asked to consider by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform from time to time, including:
(1) Providing objective analysis on the appropriate pay levels for identifiable groups within the public sector;
(2) Comparing appropriate rates for identifiable groups with prevailing private sector/market rates. This should have regard to evidence on recruitment and retention trends in respect of each group;
(3) Comparing appropriate rates for identifiable groups within the public service with their equivalents in other jurisdictions, particularly where internationally traded skillsets are required, having due regard to differences in living costs;
(4) Providing objective analysis on the appropriate pay levels for officeholders’ pay and pensions.
It is intended that the members of the Commission will be appointed though the Stateboards.ie system.
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform will revert to Government with more detailed proposals in early autumn, following a consultation process with key stakeholders. This is required under the terms of the Lansdowne Road Agreement.
You can read the Submission of the Public Services Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) to the Minister here.

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