The following is a brief update on 2018-19 NICS Pay Negotiations.  The first formal meeting on NICS pay was held this morning with Management Side.

NIPSA robustly set out our position and the rationale for our pay claim as follows:

NIPSA's Civil Service Executive Committee have considered the current and ongoing Transformation of NICS ICT Services and have a range of concerns about the provision of ICT Services in the NICS and the impact of centralisation on Departments.

Please find attached a consultation document covering two issues as follows:

Consultation of Rectification of the Cost Cap Floor Breach

As part of the review of the NICS Pension Scheme as required as part of the 3 yearly valuation of the Scheme it has been identified that the 'floor' has been breached and this needs to be rectified to ensure it brings the scheme cost back to the target of 18.3%.  NIPSA has had engagement via the NICS Pensions Forum and following that engagement and advice from the Scheme Advisory Board it is proposed to address this via two proposals as follows:

NIPSA lodged the following pay claim for NICS members on 20 September following the member consultation carried out over the summer months and consideration by the Civil Service Group Executive Committee.

The NIPSA Civil Service Group Annual Delegate Conference Agenda 2018 ...

NIPSA today responded to the statistical report on Civil Service sickness levels by placing the full responsibility at the door of the NICS management.