FOUR TRADE UNIONS have launched a joint national campaign for a No vote against the Croke Park extension talks proposals.
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), the Civil Public and Services Union (CPSU) and Unite today announced the launch of a national campaign, which will include a number of meeting across the country in the coming weeks.
The four unions are highlighting their opposition to a number of the proposals under the new agreement.
Meanwhile the Medical Laboratory Scientists Association (MLSA) today voted to recommend acceptance of the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) proposals for a revised agreement for pay and reform in the public service.
“Having considered the LRC proposals in detail and after a careful assessment of the possible alternatives, the Executive Committee of the MLSA has decided to recommend their acceptance to its members,” said Executive Committee, MLSA General Secretary, Terry Casey.
“This decision has been made all the more difficult in view of the significant savings and efficiencies, of the order of €16 million, already achieved since 2011 in the public hospital laboratory services under the terms of the original Croke Park Agreement,” Casey added,