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Sunday 4 December 2016

Gardaí reject last-ditch proposal to avert strike

Anne Marie Walsh

Published 01/11/2016 | 02:30

A strike on Friday looks all but certain to happen after a fresh offer for improved terms and conditions of work was rejected last night. (stock photo)
A strike on Friday looks all but certain to happen after a fresh offer for improved terms and conditions of work was rejected last night. (stock photo)

A garda strike on Friday looks all but certain to go ahead after the Garda Representative Association's executive unanimously rejected a last minute deal.

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The executive committee of the Garda Representative Association (GRA), which represents 10,500 rank and file members, unanimously rejected the deal proposed by the Workplace Relations Commission.

The move will come as a massive blow to the Government which had hoped the involvement of the WRC would bring a successful resolution to the dispute. However, the dispute may now be referred to the Labour Court for a recommendation in a fresh attempt to find a resolution.

Sources told the Irish Independent that the deal "tweaked" by the Department of Justice would have been worth almost €2,500 per garda.

Irish Independent

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