TUI has expressed its concern at the failure to date of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) to issue a circular letter authorising implementation of the measure adjusting the salary scales of various post-1st January 2011 ‘new entrant’ grades. The measure takes effect on 1st March 2019.
The measure, accepted by TUI members in a national ballot last October, will remove points 4 and 8 from the various scales, meaning that new and recent entrants will progress up the scale quicker.
The TUI stated that its members voted to accept the measure in good faith and it is completely unacceptable that there would be any delay in its implementation. DPER has had several months to prepare for this change. The Union has sought urgent clarification from DPER and from the Department of Education and Skills on the matter.
Of course, of itself, the measure will not deliver pay equality and the TUI’s campaign will continue until full pay equality has been achieved.