Thursday 22 March 2018

Union leader McLoone faces no-confidence vote

Anne-Marie Walsh Industry Correspondent

A BRANCH of the largest public sector union plans to table a motion of no confidence in outgoing general secretary Peter McLoone today.

IMPACT's Dublin City Branch has put forward the recommendation because of its dissatisfaction with his "stewardship of the union in the past 18 months". The motion reflects some members' growing unease with the social partnership process and the proposed Croke Park agreement.

It is also understood that an emergency motion calling for a "no" vote on the proposed deal with the Government may be tabled today. However, senior sources last night said both motions are likely to be defeated if they are not withdrawn first. Other branches have tabled motions calling for more stringent rules relating to senior union officials sitting on the boards of semi-state companies and organisations.

These are likely to be a result of the controversy over mismanagement of funds at Fas when Mr McLoone chaired the board of the State training agency. A motion tabled by the union's Architectural, Engineering and Heritage Services Branch proposes that full-time officials must first get the executive committee's approval prior to taking a position on any board of directors.

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