Further to NIPSA Bulletin B/04/06 issued on 24 May 2018 advising that the NICS 2017/18 pay would be imposed I received a number of queries from branches in arms length bodies who will not receive their pay arrears in July 2018 like many of their civil service counterparts.  NIPSA has raised this with a range of political parties and with the Permanent Secretary, Department of Finance, Sue Gray.  Following a communication with the Permanent Secretary, DoF she has agreed to arrange to meet with NIPSA on this issue.  I am in the process of seeking to arrange this meeting whereby NIPSA will seek to ensure that members receive their pay increase in a timely fashion.

I will keep branches updated in due course on my engagement with the DoF Permanent Secretary.

Alison Millar

General Secretary