ADC 2015 Motions and nominations.

Nominations for Executive Committee

The following Nominations for Executive Committee election for 2015/2016 were received in accordance with

Rule 7g (i) (ii) (iii) and 14 (l) (i)

Name                         Branch

 

BERMINGHAM, Fergal                              Galway General

BYRNE, Laura                                                                  Castlebar

CARROLL, Ann                                                                 QNHS COPPERTHWAITE, Daniel                                                        DSP Dublin South

DONOGHUE, Cormac                                                      Portlaoise General

DOYLE, Willie                                           Scients & Arts Attendant

DUFFY, Mary                                                          Tullamore General FANNING, Deirdre                                                       Limerick General FARRELL, Aisling                                                                  Education Dublin FARRELL, Joan                                                                  Cavan/Monaghan

FOX, Brendan                                            Longford

GALLAGHER, Martin                                 Revenue Ashtown Gate GARRY, Kevin                                                         Finance DPER

HAYDEN, Declan                                                                  DSP Kilbarrack Coolock KELLEHER, Terry                                                          An Post

LINEHAN, Helen                                        Cork General

McDONALD, Conor                                                                  Revenue South Central McGEE, Ann                                                            PSO Sligo

NANGLE, Paula                                         Revenue John’s Road

NEELY, Niall                                                                  Letterkenny O’CONNELL, Mary                                                                  Kerry

O’NEILL, Tanya                                         Revenue Limerick

QUIGLEY, Brian                                                          Roscommon

QUINLAN, Deirdre                                                                  Revenue Nenagh RYAN, Claire                                                                  Tipperary General

RYAN, James                                                        Revenue Rosslare

TAYLOR, Jean                                           Revenue Dublin Central

WALSH GREEN, Lisa                                 Waterford General

Nomination for Life Membership

The following Nominations for Life Membership were received in accordance with Rule 3(d)

Name                         Branch

GALVIN, Moira                                           Kerry General

McCARRON, Frances                                Letterkenny

QUILTY, Lar                                               Jobs/Enterprise & Innovation

ROE, Joe                                                   Revenue Georges Street

 

Annual Delegate Conference 2015

 

 

 

The following motions are numbered for the convenience of the Standing

Orders Committee but may be changed to facilitate the running of Conference

 

Delegates should please use the amended Book of Nominations and

Amendments to Motions when voting at ADC.

 

Motions for Conference 2015

 

 

 

Amalgamation

 

 

1        This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to oppose the amalgamation of the current unions in the Civil

Service into one single unified union.

C.S.O. Dublin

 

2        This ADC notes the work of the Amalgamation Sub-Committee set out in the Conference Report circulated to Branches prior to ADC 2015. It further agrees that the CPSU should continue the process of discussion and exploration begun by the union two years ago in order to ensure the best possible representation for union members in the years ahead. Conference endorses the recommendations of the Report and further instructs the Executive to report back to ADC 2016 and/or to a Special Delegate Conference before then.

Executive Committee

 

 

 

Association / Finance

 

 

 

3        This ADC instructs the incoming National Executive to ensure a review of Rule 13 which states maximum limit in benefits over a lifetime is €3,174.35 in order to increase this limit as over 40 years this figure is quite low.

Kildare General

 

Amendment

 

After Rule 13 and before which insert (b)

 

Delete the figure 3,174.35 and insert 2,539.48

 

Amended motion to read:

 

This ADC instructs the incoming National Executive to ensure a review of Rule 13(b) which states maximum limit in benefits over a lifetime is €2,539.48 in order to increase this limit as over 40 years this figure is quite low.

Kildare General

 

4        This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to survey the full membership on their preferred rate of subscription, highlighting the fact that reduced subs means reduced benefits with the view to Rule 12b at next Rules Conference, if that is the overall wish of the membership.

Carlow

 

5        This Conference instructs the incoming Executive to seek to have internal audits carried out in CPSU with a view to enlightening members re current Financial posiiton in Head Office.

Galway General

 

6        The PSO Sligo Branch’s motion on funding for members’ children in relation to educational pursuits, passed in

2012 refers and Conference now instructs the incoming Executive to seek to provide the following –

 

  1. A maximum budget of €7,000 to be used in any one year.
  2. That a maximum sum of €350 given by way of a bursary to member’s children shall be provided from the budget.
  3. The scheme shall be made known to all members every year, both by circular and on the CPSU website, with an opening date, closing date and details of how and where to apply.
  4. One bursary only will be provided to each successful applicant to cover the cost of extra-curricular education at school, including attendance at Gaeltacht courses or third level education. Only one bursary per family per year will be provided.
  5. Bursaries will only be paid to CPSU members in good standing and upon receipt of the original copy of a receipt for any course undertaken. Members who may not have paid for their course for the coming year may make an application and the bursary will be paid later in the year, once all the conditions have been met.
  6. The successful applicants shall be selected by means of an open draw by the Executive and no provision shall be made for members based on gender, geographic location, Department, civil or public sector employee or any other criteria.
  7. A further panel of applicants will also be drawn and selected in the event that any of the successful applicants do not fulfil the criteria, i.e. CPSU membership and conditions applying. The number selected to be decided by the Executive.
  8. The successful applicant’s names shall be published in the Aontas magazine.

Letterkenny

 

7        This ADC instructs the incoming National Executive to actively seek to establish and make available a busary, to which all current fully-subscribed CPSU members are entitled to submit an application if they are seeking to pursue further educational options of a non-industrial relations nature. The total of the grants allowable per year is €3,500 and the maximum amount allowable per member is €350.00. The grant will only be paid to the successful applicant on production of a fully paid receipt to Head Office. Only one grant per member is allowed and the selection process for this bursary will be by application to Head Office on or before a closing date decided and issued by Head Office. The National Executive Committee will oversee a draw for each grant at the next Executive Meeting following the closing date for applications and the names of the successful applicants will be published in the Aontas.

Revenue John’s Road

 

8        This Conference instructs the incoming Executive to devise an official application form for members wishing to apply for future educational busaries, and to document the procedures to be followed. Also to ensure that bursaries are awarded in a fair manner.

Ballina General

 

9        This ADC instructs the incoming National Executive to actively ensure a comprehensive and current record of all contributions, other than CPSU member subscriptions, made to any CPSU Solidarity Fund are maintained and kept in CPSU Head Office. Any contributor to a CPSU Solidarity Fund can inspect the current status and records of that Solidarity Fund once they are a current fully-subscribed member of the CPSU and they submit such a request in writing directly to the General Secretary.

Revenue John’s Road

 

10       This ADC instructs the incoming National Executive to actively ensure that in the event of any future industrial relations disputes, all voluntary contributions, other than CPSU member subscriptions, made to any CPSU Solidarity Fund by individual CPSU members are refunded to the individual member following the resolution of that dispute and immediately after full loss of pay has been restored to the CPSU members affected by that dispute.

Revenue John’s Road

 

11       That the incoming Executive consider the opportunity to extend the Death in Service benefit to include “Spouses and Children under 16 years of age”, as to also allow for claims of up to €1,500 in the sad and unfortunate time.

Finance D/Per

 

12       That this ADC instructs the incoming Executive to initiate Audit proceedings against any Branch that does not provide a Current Financial Account for that year.

Finance D/Per

 

13       This Conference instructs the incoming Executive, because of the high cost of dental treatment, to source companies offering dental care premiums and report back to members with the costs and savings offered and a CPSU dental care group scheme.

PSO Sligo

 

14       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to seek an introduction of prompt payment to members of claims for benefits, under Prompt Payment Act (30 days).

Kildare General

 

15       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to pursue a flat rate union membership CPSU subscription fee, instead of a percentage union subscription fee.

Meath

 

16       This ADC requests the incoming Executive to have the new CPSU 3rd level grant set up and administered in a more open and transparent manner.  A proper application form supplied, an exact deadline supplied and the publishing of the lucky winners in Aontas.

Clare

 

17       This Annual Delegate Conference calls on the Executive Committee and the CPSU Financial Secretary, with regards to benefits:

 

(a)     To seek an alternative Insurance Broker for members, to provide competitive car insurance, house insurance and travel insurance. A full report should be available within 6 months from the close of Conference.

(b)     To prepare a comprehensive report into providing members with dental care. A full report should be available within 6 months from the close of Conference.

(c)     That any decisions taken by the Executive to withdraw benefits to members are notified to members without delay. This is to be immediately implemented.

Revenue Nenagh

 

 

 

 

Association/Organisation

 

 

18       ADC instructs the incoming National Executive to ensure that the General Secretary of the CPSU abides by the Rule Book of An Ceard Cumann i.e. Rule 9 (a) which clearly states “An Ceard Cumann shall be divided into branches as determined by the Executive Committee, however existing branch structures will not be altered without a 2/3 majority vote of members of that branch in favour of the proposed change” and that the General Secretary immediately restore all the members to the Kildare branch and restore all branch funding associated with the Kildare branch under Rule 12(b).

Kildare General

 

19       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to give a definite commitment to make available to branches:

 

(a)     The Agenda of any forthcoming Executive Meetings (minimum three days before such meetings) (b)     The attendance details of these meetings

(c)     The minutes of their meeting (with censoring if required, but to be issued no later than 1 week after such meetings)

Finance/DPer

 

20       ADC instructs the incoming Executive to issue notification to all members outlining a full list of Rules which are currently being “interpreted” by the Executive, President, General Secretary etc. and that this list of Rules (or any in the future) are outlined before the Clár and an appropriate time allocation is given to discuss same.

Finance/DPer

 

21       ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to ensure in future that the results of elections taken place at ADC are binding.

Revenue South Central

 

22       This Conference instructs the incoming Executive Committee to ensure that the Aontas gives priority and space to Union issues first and that it gives more information on issues that affect members.

Waterford General

 

23       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to examine the possibility of and then implement a penalty system for branches whose delegates delay the start of ADC business, if the meeting was inquorate.

Buncrana

 

24       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to ensure that any future motions agreed at ADC and deemed by Executive to need further discussion or clarification at National or other committee level, the proposing Branch be instructed about movement within one (1) month of same and kept up to date on same.

Castlebar

 

25       This Conference instructs the incoming Executive to arrange the implementation of a CPSU email system for Branches and National Committees Reps and members and a bulletin board, where Reps and HQ may discuss CPSU business, this to be completed in 6 months.

Galway General

 

26       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to carry out a comprehensive review of existing Branches and the Branch structure of Geographic and Departmental Branches with a view to improving the representation of all members in the union, whether small or big Departments. The Executive should bring forward Rule Changes to ADC 2016 if necessary to ensure the union’s branch organisation is democratic and effective in acting on behalf of members.

DJEI

 

27       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to produce a comprehensive booklet setting out sets of standing orders for our Branches and the Executive and its various sub-committees and advisory committees, such as F&GPC, Global Solidarity & Youth. These standing orders should set down sensible rules of procedure and an appropriate quorum for each committee and should be strictly adhered to.

DJEI

 

 

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This ADC instructs the incoming Executive, in recognition of the importance of Equality within the CPSU, to create an Equality & Diversity advisory committee to strengthen and increase union action in this area. This new committee will involve expanding and restructuring the Disability Committee to cover all areas of the Equality & Diversity agenda, such as women’s rights, LGBT rights, anti-racism and the rights of people with disabilities, including access to work, promotion and assist the union campaign publically for equality for all.

DJEI

 

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee that all motions passed by the Executive Committee should be in the Annual Report.

 

Revenue South Central

 

30       This Conference instructs the incoming Executive to explore the possibility of holding one-day conferences for each Department prior to the ADC. This would give each Department an opportunity to prioritise and bring to ADC their most important issues affecting them.

Revenue Dublin Central

 

 

 

 

 

Conditions

 

 

 

31       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to ensure that the 3% quota for the employment of people with disabilities is increased to 4%.

Visually Impaired Branch

 

32       This ADC instructs the incoming National Executive to seek to ensure that a higher percentage of people with disabilities are recruited into the Civil Service.

Revenue Ashtown Gate

 

33       This Conference instructs the incoming Executive to examine setting up a tracking system that monitors Civil Service numbers from Clerical Officer to Secretary General in all Government Departments. A system of this kind would greatly enhance our ability to query permanent posts getting displaced with temporary workers and posts becoming suppressed.

Athlone

 

Amendment

 

Insert the words in head office between tracking system … that monitors

 

Amended motion to read:

 

This Conference instructs the incoming Executive to examine setting up a tracking system in head office that monitors Civil Service numbers from Clerical Officer to Secretary General in all Government Departments. A system of this kind would greatly enhance our ability to query permanent posts getting displaced with temporary workers and posts becoming suppressed.

Athlone

 

34       This Conference instructs the incoming Executive to seek to have the Technical Report adapted in all Local Offices of Department of Social Protection, and all upgrades/promotions made effective from December 2007, the date it was signed.

Ballina

 

35       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to request that any changes in relation to local offices in the Department of Agriculture be discussed at Departmental Council so that exclusion of our members does not happen.

Agriculture National Committee

 

36       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek a retrospective increase in the higher mileage threshold for travel cost reimbursement.

QNHS

 

37       This Conference instructs the incoming Executive that, as part of the pay and restoration process and for future pay agreements, to have the clause which directs staff to perform disagreed duties while awating a third party hearing removed. We belive that this clause is anti-worker.

PSO, Sligo

 

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to immediately enter negotiations with DSP to have the current restrictions imposed on staff in the Department removed to enable these staff to apply for positions in other Organisations/Department.

DSP North

 

39       This Conference instructs the incoming Executive Committee to seek a reduction in the cost of the Income Continuance Plan in view of the changes to the Sick Leave Regulations which may lead to members being out for shorter periods in the future.

Waterford General

 

40       Regarding the movement of staff in Kilmainham, due to the disbanding of their Section, Conference instructs the incoming Executive to seek that consideration be given in decisions regarding their new positions, location and distance to be travelled by them. Also for considerate notice to be given to them beforehand.

DSP South

 

41       ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek that pre-’95 staff be afforded the right to pay a full PRSI contribution with the money being paid to do so, thus being entitled to Social Welfare benefits, the same as post-’95.

Longford

 

42       ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek from each Department the provision of continuous on-the-job classroom-type training appropriate to our members’ grades. This is to ensure the ongoing consistent high quality of service already being provided to the public.

Revenue Dublin Central

 

43       This ADC is alarmed with the recented increase in health and safety issues across the Civil Service and instructs the incoming Executive to seek to ensure that all H&S Reports furnished by departments are followed up and, if requested, an independent company experienced in the relevant field is hired to investigate the disputed H&S issue on behalf of CPSU members. The cost of hiring the investigating company should be met by the CPSU Head Office.

DSP National Committee

 

44       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to explore with Departments the possibility of providing a full medical for its entire staff on an agreed age and time basis – e.g. under 40s every 5 years; 41 to 52s every 3 years; 53s and over every 1 to 2 years. If this is refused on a cost basis, ADC further requests the incoming Executive to engage with Staff Panel and other colleague work unions to consider subsidising part of the cost

 

along with the Departments, to allow the provision of a medical for staff.

Letterkenny

 

45       This Conference instructs the incoming Executive to seek to abolish clauses in National Agreements that require “work under protest” and no changes are implemented until agreement is reached.

Galway General

 

 

Flexi

 

 

46       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek the restoration of the flexi, i.e. members can once again work up 1.5 days.

Longford

 

47       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to have the 1.5 days flexi restored immediately to all staff.

Drogheda

 

48       This ADC calls on the incoming Executive to seek to expand the flexi-time bands from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm.

Revenue Tallaght

 

 

Haddington Road and Grade Rationalisation

 

 

49       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to actively seek an unconditional restoration of our full pay terms and conditions of employment, which were in place at the point when T.16 ceased.

Revenue National Committee

 

50       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to insist on full restoration of all our pre-existing terms, conditions and pay.

Portlaoise General

 

51       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to enter into negotiatoins with D/PER seeking reversal of pay cuts that have been imposed on members.

Revenue Georges Street

 

52       ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to seek the restoration of pay that was taken away following the Croke Park and Haddington Road Agreements.

Health

 

53       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to seek restoration of working hours along with restoration of flexi-leave and other conditions withdrawn under the Haddington Road Agreement.

OPW Dublin

 

54       This Conference instructs the incoming Executive through the PSC of Congress to present a claim to have the extra hours introduced in the HRA reversed in the first instance and, if it is not accepted, seek remuneration for those hours at pre-pension levy rate for all Civil & Public Servants represented by the CPSU.

PSO Sligo

 

55       This Conference instructs the incoming Executive that on the expiry of the Haddington Road Agreement in

2016, that all clerical officers and staff officers should have their 34.75-hour working week restored or seek

payment for working the additional hours imposed since the Haddington Road Agreement.

Athlone

 

56       This Conference instructs the incoming Executive Committee to seek the re-instatement of hours of work to pre-Haddington Road level of 34.75 hours per week.

Clare

 

57       This ADC notes that redundancy options were promised by DPER via Haddington Road discussions.

Conference agrees that clarification is requested in relation to where, if any, redundancy options were or are available. ADC instructs the incoming Executive Comittee to investigate this matter and report its findings via circular from Head Office within six months of ADC.

Tullamore General

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58       This ADC notes the imposition of the Haddington Road Agreement on the public sector impacted severely on the CPSU grades, the lowest paid grades in the Civil Service and instructs the incoming Executive Committee to continue to fight to have these measures reversed.

Tullamore General

 

59       ADC instructs incoming Executive to seek to have General Council ensure that the quality of the training being provided is suitable to those CPSU members who have been redeployed under the Haddington Road Agreement.

Tullamore General

 

60       This Conference instructs the incoming Executive to urgently prioritise the re-instatement of our pre- Haddington Road working hours. This to be reported on within 3 months of Conference.

Cork General

 

61       ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to demand the removal of the additional half hour to the working day that was introduced following the Haddington Road Agreement.

Health

 

62       ADC instructs the incoming Executive of CPSU to boycott PMDS 2015 until such time as:

 

  • The Pension-related levy is abolished
  • Lower paid workers under €40,000 are made exempt from the Universal Social Charge
  • Pay (restoration) and terms and conditions that applied pre-Haddington Road are implemented

Castlebar

 

63       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek the return of our 6 hours, 57 minutes, in order for parents to be able to drop and collect their children without incurring penalties, and further more to protect work/life balance.

Education Dublin

 

64       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to revert the extension to the normal working day to 6 hours,

57 minutes.

Roscommon

 

65       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive that, in the event that the abolition of the SO Grade is inevitable and unavoidable, it will resist any attempt by D’PER or individual Departments to abolish the Staff Officer grade by means of “natural wastage” and will seek to have the abolition of the SO grade implemented by re-grading the SO to EO without further competition, should the SO desire.

Revenue Nenagh

 

66       This Conference instructs the incoming Executive to support any proposed amalgamation of the SO/EO Grades.

Cork General

 

67       The Haddington Road Agreement contains a clause which could see the SO grade being done away with or merged with the EO grade.

 

(a)   This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to liaise with National Committees & Branches where necessary to list & record duties currently carried out at Staff Officer level across the various departments.

(b)   Should the SO grade no longer exist in its present format, then Conference instructs the incoming Executive to seek to have all duties and decisions currently identified as being appropriate to the SO grade to be made by the EO grade or higher, or any similar new grade created to replace the SO grade.

Letterkenny

 

68       This Conference instructs the incoming Executive to seek additional points on the Clerical Officer scale if

DPER commence negotiations to amalgamate the Staff Officer grade with a higher grade.

Athlone

 

 

Leave/Sick Leave

 

 

69       Following on from the increase in Annual Leave days starting at 22 days instead of 20. This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to update the overriding maximum of the combination of Marriage Leave and Annual Leave to be increased from 26 days to 28 days in the years of marriage, as currently it is not possible for any officer to avail of the 5 days allowance.

CSO Dublin

 

70       ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to address the issue of certified sick leave. Staff who work five days are deducted seven days certified sick leave, i.e. Saturday and Sunday. Likewise those working a four or three-day week are deducted three or four days respectively. Given the changes in the Haddington Road Agreement to certified sick leave, whereby previously the maximum amount of paid sick leave was 365 days in any four-year rolling period, this is now reduced to 183 days for non-critical illnesses thus these additional deductions may very quickly put the person over the 183 days. Moreover, these deductions are also applied to critical illness (six weeks full pay, followed by six weeks on half pay). The issues should be addressed retrospectively to commencement date March 1st 2014.

Longford

 

71       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to have the current policy of including Saturdays and Sundays for the purpose of sick leave calculation amended to exclude them, as weekly paid staff work Monday to Friday only. This is causing untold grief and stress under the new sick-leave regulations to members who are already challenged by their health issues.

Clare

 

72       ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to ensure that due to the new sick leave regulations, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays are excluded as sick leave days for someone on all sick leave.

Tipperary General

 

73       This ADC notes the late notification of sick leave overpayments to those individuals affected and the lack of transparency regarding the calculation of said overpayment. ADC therefore instructs the incoming Executive to seek a mutual and speedy resolution of same.

Revenue Dublin Central

 

74       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to ensure the Sick Leave Scheme in the Civil Service provides for the discounting of periods of sick leave, not only for the purposes of sanctioning a Promotion and/or higher duties allowances, but also for the calculation of sick pay. Sick leave which results from a non- recurrent medical conditions should be discounted as a matter of course and not remain on a member’s sick leave record, especially where a period of further sick leave will lead to half pay, or worse.

Transport, Tourism and Sport

 

75       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to look for a review of the new Sick Leave Regulations in relation to acknowledging sickness taken by staff prior to 31/03/14, that is classed as Critical Illness under these new regulations, and recognise this sickness for the purpose of discounting this period when calculating how pay is affected if further sick leave is taken.

Castlebar

 

76       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to renegotiate and update Circular 05/2010. Section 6 states that an absence for part of a day is counted as one day for the purposes of Force Majeure leave. The total amount of days is limited, and if an officer can make alternative arrangements and makes the effort to come to work following an unforeseen and urgent emergency, then the part-absence would be recorded as a half-day towards the overall totals, as opposed to one full day towards the overall max allowances.

CSO Dublin

 

77       ADC instructs the incoming Executive to lodge a claim to ensure that Civil Service grades have their leave increased in line with their equivalent counterparts in the Public Service. In the event that the claim is prevented from being lodged by the PSC of ICTU, the incoming Executive should then lodge an equality claim on behalf of CPSU members.

DSP National Committee

 

78       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to request that annual leave be standardised for all Departments running January to December, as a large number of Department HR’s have now been centralised to Peoplepoint.

Portlaoise General

 

79       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to have annual leave run from January to December.

Education Dublin

 

80       Conference instructs the incoming Executive to seek to have the limit with regard to sick leave and the payment of half pay, which currently reads, “a maximum of 183 days over a rolling 4-year period”, amended to read, “a maximum of 183 days over a rolling 2-year period.”

Revenue Dublin Central

 

81       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to initiate talks with DPER to seek the inclusion of “Critical Illness”

as outlined in current guidelines to leave taken before 31 March 2013 in the look back of leave.

Revenue Nenagh

 

82       ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee that people with lifelong medical conditions/illness should have the same entitlements as those given to Critical Illness, so it doesn’t impact on sick leave.

Revenue South Central

 

83       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to have annual leave entitlements changed from its current format to awarding the same amount of annual leave to all CPSU grades based on length of service.

Courts Service

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

84       In recognition of the Executive Committee’s support of Marriage Equality, this ADC instructs the incoming Executive to actively promote and urge members to exercise their vote in support of the Marriage Equality Referendum.

Youth Committee

 

85       This ADC reaffirms the commitment of this union to the principles of equal treatment for all citizens. We note the many battles fought by the CPSU on behalf of its members for equal pay and equal treatment in the workplace and the support we have given through the years to others in their fight for Equality and Diversity. We again pledge our support to those who seek to make Ireland and the World a more open and tolerant place for all, regardless of race, creed or sexual orientation. ADC pledges its support to the ICTU’s “Trade Unionists for Civil Marriage Equality” campaign and instructs the incoming Executive to work tirelessly to secure a YES majority vote in the forthcoming Referendum.

Executive Committee

 

86       This ADC instructs the incoming National Executive to actively ensure that the Government join the other European member states in the European Union financial transaction tax (EU FTT) which will charge for transactions between financial institutions, charging 0.1% against the exchange of shares and bonds and

0.01% across derivative contracts.

Revenue John’s Road

 

87       This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to lobby the Irish Government to join the EU FTT (European Union

Financial Transaction Tax).

Global Solidarity Committee

 

88       This ADC instructs the incoming CPSU Executive Committee to seek the destruction of the sovereign bonds held by the Irish Central Bank in connection with the bank bailout. Monies raised via these bonds will be

‘extinguished’ (destroyed) upon their sale under Eurozone rules. However, Ireland will continue to pay interest of approximately €2 billion per annum on those bonds for about 40 years, after which the principal sum will become repayable.

Limerick General

 

89       This ADC instructs the incoming CPSU Executive Committee to oppose the Introduction of the EU-USA trade deal, called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). This deal is being negotiated in some secrecy and has provisions (such as Investor State Dispute Settlement) that will become harmful to workers, citizens and States.

Limerick General

 

90       This ADC commends the success of the campaign led by the trade unions – MANDATE, CPSU, UNITE, CWU

& OPATSI, in securing a retreat by the Government on its initial plans for water charges. The Right 2 Water

campaign, led by these unions, has focused on the widespread anger among citizens at how ordinary people have been made carry the burden of the damage caused to the country and its economy by property speculators, top-tier bankers, centre-right policiticians and the pursuit of the policies of austerity.

 

Conference notes that the efforts of the unions at the centre of the “Right 2 Water” campaign delivered on the mandate given by ADC 2014 to the outgoing Executive and urges the unions involved to continue to campaign for a withdrawal of the water charges through continuing protest action.

 

other essential resources and services in public ownership in order that they cannot be privatised in the future to facilitate private sector speculation and gain at the expense of the welfare of citizens.

Executive Committee

 

91      This ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to continue opposition to Property Tax and introduction of any new stealth taxes.

 

 

 

92      This ADC condemns the imposition of water charges. We call on the incoming Executive to:

 

  1. urge members to lobby their local TDs and local Councillors for the abolishment of water charges.

OPW

 

  1. support “Right 2 Water” and other peaceful campaign groups in their efforts to abolish water charges.
  2. actively participate in peaceful means of protest for the abolition of water charges.

Youth Committee

 

93      This ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to continue to oppose water charges.

OPW

 

94      This ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to issue a statement condemning the conditions of workers in Qatar and urges the FAI and Irish Government to seek decent work for all World Cup workers in Qatar.

Global Solidarity Committee

 

95      This ADC welcomes the unprecedented mass movement against water charges that has emerged since

Autumn 2014.

 

Furthermore, this ADC notes the important backing given to this movement by our trade union with UNITE, CWU, MANDATE and OPATSI.

 

In addition, this ADC notes that the protest movement and the various peaceful tactics it has employed have served to force retreats on the implementation of the water charges by the Government and also other austerity measures, such as compulsory health insurance.

 

Therefore, ADC instructs the incoming Executive to build on the momentum by continuing to support this movement against austerity measure and discuss with other trade unions and community campaigns the strategy of mass non-payment of Bills in 2015.

An Post

 

 

Outsourcing

 

 

96      This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to secure the restoration of all outsourced work traditionally carried out by CPSU Grades.

Revenue National Committee

 

97      This ADC instructs the incoming CPSU Executive Committee to oppose the introduction of outsourcing in the

Civil Service and to take any actions necessary, including industrial action, to prevent any further such

outsourcing.

Limerick General

 

98      This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to stop any outsourcing of our members’ work in the Department of

Agriculture.

Agriculture National Committee

 

 

Pay

 

 

 

99

This Conference instructs the incoming Executive to request ICTU to begin a general and united campaign to reverse pay cuts and pay freezes for all working people. Such a call should include:

 

  1. inviting all trade unions to support an “Ireland need a pay rise” campaign
  2. calling a national demonstration/protest to launch the campaign
  3. discuss national and sectional industrial action to win pay rises

 

Failing agreement by the ICTU Executive Council, the CPSU Executive Committee to invite interested trade unions to pursue such a campaign.

 

100

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to seek pay restoration in advance of any new national agreement.

 

 

 

101

OPW 

 

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to restore our pay in full, i.e. pre all cuts, levies and USC.

Roscommon

 

 

 

102

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek the abolition of the USC.

Roscommon

 

 

 

103

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to actively pursue the abolishment of the USC charge.

DSP South

 

 

 

104

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to call for talks on a pay increase for members immediately. The pay increase sought to be a flat rate increase rather than a percentage rate increase. The talks can be either directly with DPER or through ICTU and DPER, but must seek to ensure the gap between lower and higher paid is not widened by accepting a singular universal percentage rate increase across the board.

 

Letterkenny

 

 

105

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to ensure unconditional restoration in cuts to pay and conditions, together with immediate pay incraese to compensate for increased workload and a negotiated agreement for future periodic pay increases in line with cost of living index.

 

Revenue Ashtown Gate

 

 

106

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to immediately begin negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, to re-instate all pay cuts, levies and any and all other cuts to Civil and Public Servants. Report to be sent to members at quarterly intervals on progress of this issue.

 

Limerick General

 

 

107

 

 

 

 

108

This Conference instructs the incoming Executive to lodge a claim with General Council to have the higher clerical officer increment paid to all clerical officers as the final pay point on the clerical officer scale.

PSO Sligo

 

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive for a full restoration of pay, terms and conditions specific to the

CPSU grades.

 

Revenue Cork

 

 

109

This Conference instructs the incoming Executive Committee to enter negotiations immediately and with the current Government, to restore the pay of all CPSU members.

 

Revenue Rosslare

 

 

110

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to standardise to the max different pay scales and structures where the integration and redeployment of grades have occurred.

 

Castlebar

 

 

111

This Conference instructs the incoming Executive Committee to seek an allowance for members working in Social Welfare Local Offices to compensate for extended opening hours which place restrictions on the availability of worksharing, shorter working year and flexi-time.

 

Waterford General

 

 

112

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to relentlessly pursue the restoration of pay and conditions for our grades in the Civil & Public Servce, in order to return our members to the terms and conditions on which they were employed before 2009.

 

Conference notes the clear commitment by Government in the Haddington Road and Croke Park Agreements to prioritise the restoration of pay on earnings of the first €35,000. This commitment comes before all others and makes logical and economic sense, as lower paid workers will use the increases received to further grow the economy through increased tax revenues and direct spending in the domestic economy, generating new private sector employment.

 

Further, this ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to build a common platform for a flat rate increase with other Public Sector Unions, as this will ensure those at the bottom benefit most. In the course of any negotiations, the union should be guided by the priorities for restoration set out in union’s own Pay & Conditions Survey of members.

 

Executive Committee

 

Pensions

 

 

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This ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to pursue the removal of PRD from our pay, as this deduction was brought in under emergency financial measures in 2009. It was introduced to aid the stabilisation of the public finances.  As our economy is in recovery mode and considered stable, now is the time to seek its removal.

 

 

 

114

CSO Cork

 

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to ensure that any member retiring at 65 years of age is covered by a transition payment, to bridge the gap between the retirement date and the payment, date of their full retirement pension benefit, regardless of when this might be.

 

 

 

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Tipperary General

 

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to ensure that all members retiring at 65 be covered by a transitional payment to bridge the gap between their retirement date and the payment date of their full retirement pension.

 

Revenue Tallaght

 

 

116

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to find a financial solution for staff members’ post-1995 and pre-

2004, born after 1955 retiring beofre the DSP Old Age Pension is paid.

 

Revenue South Central

 

 

117

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to consider an amendment to the Local Government (Superannuation Revision) (Consolidation) Scheme, 1986 to give officers the choice to reduce the amount payable once their children reach the age of 18 and to give childless, unmarried Civil Servants the options of reduced deductions over the period of their Service.

 

Portlaoise General

 

 

Promotions

 

 

 

118

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek that all new COs and SOs to IS Services must go through the same process that previous staff have, i.e. competition and interview.

 

DSP South

 

 

119

 

 

 

 

120

This Conference instructs the incoming Executive Committee to seek seniority promotions on an ongoing basis, especially if there are no panels in place and there is no-one available to fill the vacancies.

Waterford General

 

This ADC calls on the incoming Executive to enter negotiations with a view to allowing members in the Garda Area take part in competitions in the Justice area (i.e. Department Justice, An Garda Siochána, Courts Service and the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service).

 

Tipperary General

 

 

121

This ADC calls on the incoming National Executive Committee to seek to have future internal promotion of the CO/SO grades by way of competitive interview, as is the method of promotion for other grades within the civil service, rather than by the current system of on-line psychometric testing.

 

Agriculture Dublin

 

 

122

ADC calls on the incoming Executive Committee to ensure psychometric tests are never used in the

Department of Education and Skills again for internal promotion.

 

Education Dublin

 

 

 

123

Following an Internal EO competition in the Revenue Commissioners, a number of COs were promoted to EO, however an issue came to light where consequential vacancies to SO were suppressed by Revenue.  In line with union policy, to ensure the retention of the Staff Officer grade in the Civil Service, this ADC calls on the Executive Committee to:

 

  • immediately seek a Staff Officer Competition in the Revenue Commissioners;
  • ensure that any SO positions which were suppressed would become a fillable vacancy;
  • ensure also that, if progress is not attained within nine months of this Conference, the Revenue National

 

Committee will formulate a plan of action to fight the block by Revenue Management to suppress the grade.

 

 

 

Amendment:

Revenue Nenagh

 

 

After the words plan of action to, delete fight the block and replace with resist any attempt. After the words

suppress the, input Staff Officer.

 

Amended Motion to Read:

 

Following an Internal EO competition in the Revenue Commissioners, a number of COs were promoted to EO, however an issue came to light where consequential vacancies to SO were suppressed by Revenue.  In line with union policy, to ensure the retention of the Staff Officer grade in the Civil Service, this ADC calls on the Executive Committee to:

 

  • immediately seek a Staff Officer Competition in the Revenue Commissioners;
  • ensure that any SO positions which were suppressed would become a fillable vacancy;
  • ensure also that, if progress is not attained within nine months of this Conference, the Revenue National Committee will formulate a plan of action to resist any attempt by Revenue Management to suppress the Staff Officer grade.

 

 

 

124

Revenue Nenagh

 

This ADC welcomes the current competition for promotion of our members to Staff Officer/Executive Officer and notes the obstacles that the CPSU grades in certain Departments, i.e. Department Education & Skills/SEC, Department Agriculture, Department Social Protection, CSO, Department Justice, Equality & Law Reform, D/PER, have had to overcome for promotion internally are extremely unfair. This ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to ensure that our members are not obliged to undergo the same rigorous testing as external applicants in order to be considered for promotion internally. An alternative method should be sought for internal staff, which will acknowledge their previous work experience.

 

 

 

 

125

Tullamore General

 

This Conference instructs the incoming Executive to ensure that senior/suitability promotions be returned for all CPSU grades.

 

 

 

126

Galway General

 

This Conference instructs the incoming Executive to seek agreement at General Council, that no Government Department is permitted to advertise internal promotional competitions for our grades without prior meaningful consultation with the CPSU. This would ensure Head Office officials and Reps representing members within a branch are provided with the opportunity to review circulars in draft format before the internal competitions are advertised.

 

 

 

127

Athlone

 

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to limit recruitment by open competition to EO grade and to maximise promotional prospects for CPSU members.

 

Ashtown Gate

 

 

128

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to request that Departments should be able to facilitate staff who have to do aptitude tests. As seen by recent EO competition, which had two initial aptitude tests, many of our members are living in rural areas with slow broadband speeds or no broadband at all, and as a certain speed is needed for the test, some members are being discriminated against when the competition is run this way.

 

Portlaoise General

 

 

Semi-State

 

 

 

129

This ADC notes the continued and sustained attacks on Semi-State workers by the Government and Media, as seen by the recent developments to attack the pension rights in An Post, eircom and Dublin Bus, and also to sell off Aer Lingus and the National Lottery. Therefore, in that context, this ADC instructs the incoming Executive Committee to:

 

  • develop a strategy in conjunction with Branches to fight these attacks;
  • give more resources to our semi-state Branches;
  • develop a link with other semi-state unions and workers, to fight these cuts, such as organising a coming together of other semi-state unions/workers as part of an alliance against these cuts.

 

An Post

 

130      This ADC recognises that the CPSU has sole recognition rights for Business Support Officers, Staff Officers, Secretaries and Front Line Supervisors in An Post. Therefore, this ADC instructs the incoming Executive to call on the CWU to relinquish any former CPSU members who joined the CWU, as it has broken ICTU Rules concerning these grades, and to use all mechanisms, both within and outside ICTU, to achieve this. A report to be given on this within 2 months of ADC.

An Post

 

 

Transfers

 

 

 

131

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to seek to have a review of the Central Applications Facility. It has not been open or transparent and many of our members have fallen foul of it, either by being removed from the system without their knowledge, or unable to get onto the desired destination list in the first place, or not being able to get a definite placing on the list for a particular location.

 

Clare

 

 

132

This ADC instructs the incoming Executive to review CPSU Policy with a view to allowing Head-to-Head

Transfers between Dublin and the rest of the country.

 

Cork General

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mahons, Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIVIL PUBLIC AND SERVICES

UNION

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Delegate

Conference 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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