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Thursday 21 September 2017

GRA decides to adopt no formal position on Labour Court pay recommendations

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Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has decided to adopt no formal position on the Labour Court pay recommendations.

The decision was taken following a lengthy meeting of the GRA’s Central Executive Council (CEC) in Phibsboro today.

But the move is significant as it may reduce the likelihood of rank-and-file officers voting in favour of the €40m pay deal.

In various other industrial relations disputes in recent times, unions have either recommended for or against a particular offer.

From next week, rank-and-file officers will begin to be balloted on the proposals, which are expected to lead to a flurry of other pay demands from unions.

If the deal is rejected, the prospect of industrial action by gardai will be back on the cards.

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