Wednesday, March 20 10:19:27
Today the Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants (AHCPS) issued its 2,700 members with a ballot paper on the proposed extensions to the Croke Park agreement with a call to vote "no".
'We are asking our members across all Departments and sectors to deliver the strongest possible NO vote to the current set of proposals. It is critical that we send an unmistakeable signal to government that these proposals are profoundly unfair and disproportionate. Our members are essentially being asked to bear the brunt of these cuts - on top of successive cuts and levies in recent years. Meanwhile the government resolutely refuses to engage on the broader matter of equitable taxation, something that would allow for a much fairer approach," said AHCPS General Secretary Dave Thomas.