You will be aware that following the selective action in DAERA, the Secretary of State agreed to meet NIPSA to discuss our dispute.

The meeting took place yesterday and I was accompanied by Maria Morgan, Deputy General Secretary and Tina Creaney, Chairperson of the Civil Service Executive Committee.

We had a useful exchange on civil service pay. At the end of the meeting, it was agreed that the Northern Ireland Office would engage in discussions with NIPSA and the Department of Finance.

Carmel Gates
General Secretary