AGSI: 'No progress' in talks with Government ahead of further industrial action

Mid-ranking gardaí will take part in a second day of action this Friday

AGSI: 'No progress' in talks with Government ahead of further industrial action

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The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) says there has not been 'any meaningful progress' during its talks with Government.

The association has been meeting with Department of Justice officials in a bid to avert any further industrial action over pay & conditions.

They will meet again tomorrow morning.

Last week mid-ranking gardaí took part in a 24-hour work-to-rule.

Members of the AGSI are due to take part in a second day of industrial action from 7am this Friday.

They will refuse to use the Garda's PULSE IT system or undertake administrative duties until 7am on Saturday.

It comes ahead of a withdrawal of labour by both the AGSI and GRA - which represents rank-and-file officers - on November 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.

AGSI President Antoinette Cunningham said: “Despite our second day of escalated industrial action taking place this Friday, we have not made any progress which would warrant us calling off our planned industrial action.

“We entered two days of talks last week and gave certain commitments which we fulfilled, however it is disappointing that we are not in a position to report any meaningful progress.”

The AGSI is calling for pay restoration of 16.5%, access to the WRC & Labour Court, and implementation of an EU decision from 2014 upholding the right of gardaí to strike.