As members may be aware the McCloud case, which was taken by the Fire Brigade’s Union (FBU) which determined the transitional protections afforded to older workers was discriminatory on the grounds of age.

The attached is an agreed joint statement between the Management Side and Public Sector Trade Unions in Northern Ireland.

This is a complex situation which will take some time to work through across all schemes.  In due course, as the situation becomes clearer, further bulletins will be issued.

Alison Millar
General Secretary