The CPSU launched its new Membership Information & Rights Unit (M.I.R.U.) on February 18th 2013. The Unit means a change in the way individual cases are represented in order to improve our service to the individual member. The new Rights Based/Information Unit is aimed at the individual member who has general queries, maybe seeking clarification or information on Circulars and/or Agreements or who may need guidance on policies such as Bullying and Harassment or representation on disciplinary matters.

The Membership Information & Rights Unit (M.I.R.U.) is headed up by Cliodhna McNamara, Assistant General Secretary and the team is staffed by Denis Keane, Industrial Relations Officer and Mary Murtagh who provides information and administrative support.

The Unit provides an information service on individual rights of members and will represent members on individual rights claims with their respective employers and at hearings involving the Rights Commissioner Service, the Employment Appeals Tribunal, Labour Court and Equality Tribunal where appropriate.

To ensure members queries are dealt with in a timely and efficient manner by the M.I.R.U. each member contacting the Unit will be required to give more information on first point of contact with the office. This information is to ensure that issues are processed as quickly as possible. All information is treated with the utmost confidentiality. The team is here to provide as much support as possible on all issues.

Members should have the following available to give over the phone or set out in their e-mail:Full name, Home address, Grade, Department/Employer, Office Location, Membership Number, contact number and e-mail address etc.

Contact the M.I.R.U. team on 01 – 6020202 or e-mail miru@cpsu.ie