In light of the current external promotion competitions, I wanted to give you an update on the cases we lodged at Tribunal in 2019 in relation to the psychometric testing element of the competitions.

As previously advised the cases were delayed for a considerable period of time as a result of the pandemic. A Case Management Hearing was listed on 26/1/22 to allow a timetable to be agreed and these cases to be progressed to Hearing.

Following discussions the Parties agreed, in view of the complexity of these cases, to allow the interrogatory process to progress as a first stage and test cases agreed upon and to attend again at the Tribunal Office on 30/11/22 at which stage it is anticipated they will be listed for Hearing.

In the meantime, unfortunately, NICS Management is continuing to use the psychometric testing despite objections from NIPSA.

I will keep you apprised of further developments.

Carmel Gates
General Secretary