AGSI rejects proposals

They will "remain open" for further talks

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors have this evening rejected proposals from the Official Side aimed at averting a third day of industrial action by middle-ranking Gardaí.

The AGSI National Executive, who were meeting today, rejected proposals given to their negotiating team late last night.

Speaking earlier president Antoinette Cunningham said: "We were presented with a proposal which was inequitable. We represent 2,080 Sergeants and Inspectors and we will not part-negotiate on their behalf."

"However we remain open and available for talks and await more coherent and realistic proposals from the official side. But as of this evening our third day of industrial action is set for Friday 4th Novmber and individual members of thsi association are planning on withdrawing their service for a 24-hour period."