Update on the 2017/18 pay
29 March 2018
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As indicated in posting on 15th March a meeting had been sought with Management Side to commence negotiations on the 2017/18 pay which was due from 1st August 2017. As already stated the delay in the commencement of the negotiations was because of the uncertain political situation and whether a devolved Minister would be in place. This is something that is regrettable but entirely outside of NIPSA’s control.
The first formal meeting with Management Side took place on Monday 26th March 2018. Trade Union Side clearly laid out all elements of the NIPSA claim and the rationale and arguments regarding how the NIPSA claim was modest, affordable and justified. Management Side while not conceding to the NIPSA claim indicated they would consider further a number of the issues we raised. It has been agreed that a further negotiating meeting will take place on Monday 9th April 2018.
Following that meeting a further posting will be issued. It may also be necessary to organise a meeting of NIPSA’s Civil Service Group Executive Committee depending on how these negotiations progress.