Further to Branch Secretary circular issued yesterday I am advising that NIPSA has lodged legal proceedings with the NICS seeking to halt the process due to lack of consultation as required under the Central Whitley provisions.

The NICS Management Side have until 12 noon today to agree to halting the above external competitions.  If this is not agreed to then NIPSA will be seeking an injunction to halt the process.

A further communication will be issued later today.

It is regrettable that NIPSA has been forced to take this unprecedented step. However given the intransigence of Management Side we have been left with no alternative.

Alison Millar
General Secretary