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Sergeants to discuss strike action at special meeting today

Earlier this month, members of the AGSI officially lodged a 16.5% pay restoration claim.

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THE ASSOCIATION OF Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) are meeting today in Athlone to discuss proposed industrial action.

Earlier this month, members of the AGSI officially lodged a 16.5% pay restoration claim.

This comes as rank-and-file gardaí are cease services for four dates in November in a dispute over pay.

Members of the Garda Representative Association (GRA) have rejected pay proposals from the Department of Justice.

Today’s Special Executive meeting will discuss matters relating to pay restoration, strategy and industrial relations proposals.

President Antoinette Cunningham says the AGSI are considering a campaign of industrial action after what she describes as significant new information emerging from the proposed Public Service Commission on Pay and matters relating to the Lansdowne Road Agreement.

Cunnigham said earlier this month that the National Executive felt it had no option but to call a Special Delegate Conference to discuss proposals relating to industrial action.

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