In furtherance of the ongoing NICS Pay, Terms and Conditions Dispute the following areas will be on selective strike action as follows.

Court Clerks and Assistant Court Clerks to be on selective strike on Monday 17 February. The courts included in this selective action are:

  • Newry
  • Banbridge
  • Downpatrick
  • Newtownards

I wish to update members following the Civil Service Group Executive Committee who met earlier today. 

As all political parties have acknowledged during the 3 years of the suspension of the NI Assembly civil servants stepped into the breach and continued to deliver vital public services and take decisions in the absence of politicians.  It is now time for civil servants to be financially rewarded with an above inflation pay increase and a move towards pay restoration to make up for the past 10 years of meagre or no pay increases.

NIPSA, the largest public sector union in Northern Ireland has called a strike of thousands of civil servants on Friday 24 January to press the case for a decent pay increase for civil servants and to say loudly hands off our terms and conditions of employment.

NIPSA, the largest public sector trade union in Northern Ireland are meeting with the Finance Minister later today to press him to deliver an above inflation pay increase for Northern Ireland Civil Servants.

Alison Millar, General Secretary stated 

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Civil Service Members

Strong trade union action has forced politicians to give more money for pay and staffing in health and social care. But so far, workers in the civil service and its ALBs have not been mentioned. We need to send a clear message that we will not be left behind.

We have endured almost a decade of pay cuts. We demand a change in the new decade ahead. Our message to the politicians in Westminster and Stormont is simple

  • Fair pay for civil servants
  • No more pay cuts
  • Hands off our terms and conditions.

Please click on the link below to download a copy of this leaflet.

Carmel Gates
Deputy General Secretary
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