LANSDOWNE ROAD AGREEMENT DOESN’T DO ENOUGH ACCORDING TO UNITE
UNITE members are to start voting on proposals on the restoration of public pay from today.
The Lansdowne Road Agreement could see many low-paid public servants receive a graduated 2-thousand euro pay increase.
Last week, representatives unanimously decided to recommend a rejection of the Lansdowne Road proposals.
Richie Browne, regional coordinating officer with UNITE, says they are not advocating for pre-crash levels to be restored instantly – but this agreement does not go far enough.
“There was no, if you like, expectation that that would happen” he said.
“But I think what’s proposed under the Lansdowne Road agreement doesn’t go far enough and it doesn’t happen quick enough”.
“So nobody is expecting that everything that was lost under the previous agreements would be resorted overnight – but certainly there was an expectation that more would come back a lot quicker”.
“But Lansdowne Road doesn’t do enough and it doesn’t do it quick enough” he added.