Garda Sergeants And Inspectors Want Right To Strike
The Justice Minister has been put on notice that mid-ranking Gardaí want the right to strike.
The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors is meeting in Carlow where the suicide rate and welfare issues will dominate.
Here are the 3 Billboards that Minister @CharlieFlanagan will walk past at #AGSI18 conference. Minister put on notice gardai want right to strike. Members may be balloted if no progress pic.twitter.com/VQpCDTAgHr— Juliette Gash (@JulietteGash) March 26, 2018
But Charlie Flanagan has also heard demands for the AGSI to get union recognition.
Recognition would give officers the right to strike, even in a restricted capacity.
AGSI President Antoinette Cunningham says members will be ballotted for strike action if enough progress isn't made with the Minister: "We will see how matters progress over the next few months. As I said earlier to the Minister for Justice, we will also write to the various oversight bodies. They too carry a great responsibility. If they are serious about the reform agenda in An Garda Siochana then they must address the very issues that affect the workers in the organisation."