Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ceisteanna (42)

Gerry Adams

Ceist:

42. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the recent meetings he has held with the trade union movement. [10975/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

I met with representatives of the Public Services Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions in December last regarding the commencement of discussions with public service management on a new agenda for reductions in the cost of delivering public services and substantial longer term productivity improvements and workplace reforms.

Following intensive discussions earlier this year, I attended a plenary meeting of the parties to the public service discussions on 25th February last at which the Labour Relations Commission presented proposals for a draft Public Service Agreement.

I also hold periodic meetings with trade union leaders and officials of my Department meet with stakeholders including representatives of public service trade unions on a regular basis.