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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Civil servants begin work-to-rule

Published 20/01/2014|02:30

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CIVIL servants begin industrial action today, amid claims the State is paying too much for some food safety inspections, writes Alan O'Keeffe.

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If the action at the Department of Agriculture escalates, it could hit payments to farmers.

More than 600 staff begin a 'work-to-rule' this morning. Their union IMPACT is unhappy at the department's refusal to allow technical staff qualify for assistant principal posts. A department spokesperson said it would work with IMPACT "within the appropriate industrial relations mechanisms" to bring an early resolution, and said it was "satisfied a promotions competition at the centre of the dispute was run in accordance with the guidelines in place".

The union stated millions could be saved if certain inspection tasks were trans-ferred to technical staff.

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