FAO All Civil Service Reps


Further to the General Secretary’s Bulletin dated 21 December 2023. 

You will be aware that the industrial action taken by NIPSA and other unions has put public sector pay at the top of the agenda in the recent political discussions.  However, as of now, the Secretary of State has not passed any funds to the Department of Finance to settle the 2022/23 dispute, or to make an offer for 2023/24.  Therefore, as previously reported, we will join the generalised strike action with other public sector unions on 18 January.

I now ask that Branches begin to prepare for the strike.  Please check the materials you currently have and ensure you have all you need for picket lines.  If you need more material including placards, vests and flags, please contact Seán McMullan at NIPSA HQ at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange collection.

Separately can you also please provide the details of your Branch picket line location(s) to Seán by Friday 12 January in order that we can collate locations.

If you have any queries, please contact your Branch Secretary or HQ Official.

Maria Morgan
Deputy General Secretary