As members are aware NIPSA lodged a Judicial Review on the lack of consultation on the SO/DP Competition and the breach of the Central Whitley Constitution and the NICS Staff Handbook. Our lawyers have now advised that the JR Judge has granted leave for the JR on the basis of the papers without the requirement for a hearing. The proposed listing will be in October 2019 with a preliminary hearing listing on 6 September 2019.

Action Short of Strike Action: NIPSA has become aware that in at least some Departments they are seeking volunteers at SO and DP level who would participate in familiarisation sessions with the new SO/DP recruits.

This is a further insult to members. In line with our action short of strike action commencing on 29 July 2019 NIPSA would advise members that they should NOT volunteer for these familiarisation sessions.

Alison Millar
General Secretary