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Update - Upcoming Public Sector Agreement - 05.02.21
Building Momentum


Dear Colleagues,

Ireland’s public-sector unions are now balloting their members on the proposals for a new national public service agreement to succeed the Public Service Stability Agreement - Building Momentum.

This agreement runs for the next two years and sets overall pay for the whole public sector. INMO members who are employees of the public health service or Section 38s will be voting on the proposals as part of the ICTU public sector unions.

Below are the next steps in this process, information on how you will be able to vote, and a summary of the proposals.

1. Next steps:

You will soon receive an invitation via email to regional and local information sessions that will be taking place online via Zoom. These information sessions are open to members who will be voting on the proposals: fully paid-up members of the INMO who are employed by the public sector or by a section 38 employer.

The first of these meetings will be mainly for your branch officers (4th-9th February). There will be two weeks of regional/workplace-specific meetings from the 8th – 18th February. These meetings will be to get an overview of the proposals and to ask any questions you might have.

2. Voting

Due to public health restrictions, the vote will be held online. The ballot will open on Monday 15th February at 8 am and will remain open until 12 noon on Friday 19th February.

The INMO has engaged an independent company, MiVoice, to conduct and count the ballot securely. You will receive a link to your online ballot paper via a unique email from Mi-Voice. You will receive this email on the morning of 15 February 2021, from the email address elections@mivoice.co. Please check your spam folder on the day if you cannot see your email.

If for any reason you do not receive the email please contact Mi-Voice by email at support@mi-voice.com or by phone at +353 1 5133293.

As the vote will be sent via email, it is vitally important that the INMO has your correct email address on file. I would encourage you to check with your colleagues that we have their correct email address. If they are receiving these weekly emails, that means we have their email address. If they are not, they can contact inmo@inmo.ie with their membership number to update their details.

Members who do not have an email registered with the INMO, and are eligible to vote, can access the ballot from the 15th of February by visiting
www.mi-vote.com/inmo with their INMO membership number.

The INMO result will form part of the overall aggregate vote of ICTU public service trade unions, which will be counted on the 23rd of February.

3. The proposals

The best way to fully understand the proposals is to attend one of your workplace or regional information sessions, as described above. You will be able to ask questions and get more detail at these meetings.

The main points of the proposals you will vote on are:

  • Process to reduce hours from 39 per week to 37.5
  • Overtime rates increased
  • 1% pay increase in 2021 and again in 2022 (worth min. €500 a year)
  • Funding to apply the strike settlement to “management grades”
  • Cap on the NMBI fee – preventing any increases
  • Improved protections against outsourcing
  • Commitment to Safe Staffing Framework and Sláintecare

This is just a summary. For more detail and answers to your questions, I would strongly encourage attending the information meetings and visiting our dedicated webpage, www.inmo.ie/Ballot2021 .

The INMO’s Executive Council have examined the proposals closely and are unanimously recommending that you vote to accept.

Executive Council have tried to provide a process that is as close to the usual workplace meetings as possible, and a process of balloting, in line with INMO rules, providing you with an opportunity to cast a secret ballot at time of your convenience.

Thank you for your co-operation with this process.

Is Mise

Phil Ni Sheaghdha
INMO General Secretary


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