The Supreme Court has given leave to Appeal the Court of Appeal decision of Agnew on Holiday Pay to the UK Supreme Court.

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Unfortunately due to the current Covid-19 situation the Judicial Review, scheduled to be heard yesterday, did not proceed on the basis that the court was not hearing any Judicial Review’s unless it was a matter of loss of life or limb. While the issue is very important for NIPSA it did not fit into this category.

At this point in time I am unable to advise you when this is likely to be rescheduled given the current public health situation.

I will, of course, keep you all informed in due course.

Alison Millar
General Secretary

Further to my earlier communication on 16 March 2020 I am writing to set out the 2019/20 NICS Pay Offer. Members will be aware that our pay claim submitted in September 2019 was for:

  • An above inflation increase on pay and allowances;
  • Pay restoration to make up for the years of below inflation pay increases; and
  • Further scale shortening.

Please click on the link below for a copy of the Scrutineer’s report on the election of the General Council for 2020/21. This means that for the period from the end of our 2020 General Conference to the end of our 2021 General Conference the General Council will consist of:

NIPSA, the largest public sector union in Northern Ireland today met with the Finance Minister to press home the case for a pay increase for civil servants.

Alison Millar, NIPSA General Secretary stated: