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Tánaiste welcomes Government approval to prepare legislation to provide Garda associations with access to State industrial relations institutions

20 December 2016 The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Ms Frances Fitzgerald T.D.  today announced that Cabinet had formally approved the drafting of legislation to provide the Garda representative associations with access to the State industrial relations institutions – the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court. The Decision was on foot of […]

Tánaiste welcomes new Armed Support Unit for the Dublin Area

14 December 2016 The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald T.D., today joined the Garda Commissioner to launch a new Garda Armed Support Unit (ASU) for the Dublin area. The Tánaiste paid tribute to the determined response which Gardaí have made to the scourge of criminal gangs, saying – “The actions of […]

AGSI Respond To John Horgan Report

MEDIA STATEMENT “Recognition of uniqueness of Gardaí welcome, but Horgan Report contradicts this position by suggesting Gardaí should be dealt with in Public Sector Pay Commission and give up their right to strike” “Horgan Report a missed opportunity to forensically examine pay, allowances and industrial relations matters in the Garda organisation” “To quote Mr. Horgan […]

AGSI Members Vote To Accept Labour Court Proposals

  Sergeants And Inspectors Vote To Accept Labour Court Proposals “Proof that equitable industrial relations machinery works”   Members of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors have voted overwhelmingly to accept last month’s proposals from the Labour Court. The ballot saw 71% of AGSI’s 2,103 members vote, with 95% of those voting to accept […]