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  • EPSU Statement on TTIP
    Agreement Services Workplace Representation Financial Services AVC s Death in Service Holiday Travel Insurance Income Protection Plan Mortgage Arrangements Motor and Home Insurance Educational Support Scheme Health Insurance Advisory Service Hospital Saturday Fund Legal Services Membership Prize Draw Circulars Circulars 2015 Circulars 2014 Decentralisation Diversity Diversity Resources Publications Review Annual Report etc Union Rules Ictu Neri Newsletter About Executive Committee Videos Full Time Officials Annual Delegate Conference Membership Service Charter Info for Branches Justice for Colombia Putumayo Buenaventura Training Recruitment Toolkit PSEU Blog Latest News Agriculture Irish Lights Revenue Group Committee Sub Branches EC Members Standing Orders Committee Revenue Group Rules Contact Us Home The Public Service Executive Union represents Executive Grades in the Civil Service the wider Public Sector Search EPSU Statement on TTIP By scarabini Friday 27th March 2015 0 comments To all EPSU affiliates Dear Colleagues EU US statement on public services in the right direction but where is the text excluding public services from TTIP and TISA EPSU notes the EU US joint statement on public services agreed on 20 March as a step towards securing necessary protection for these services in trade agreements The statement recognises that defining the balance between public and private services is up to the discretion of each government and that trade agreements should not impede governments to adopt or maintain regulations to ensure the high quality of services and to protect important public interest objectives However the statement does not say how the negotiators are going to ensure in practice that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership TTIP and Trade in Services Agreement TiSA do not impact negatively on public services The Commissioner and Ambassador do not offer new and clear text to show that the statement is more than part of the public relations exercise agreed in the European

    Original URL path: http://www.pseu.ie/xxxx/epsu-statement-on-ttip-.456.html (2015-10-30)
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  • Survey of IT Resources in Civil Service Departments
    Toolkit PSEU Blog Latest News Agriculture Irish Lights Revenue Group Committee Sub Branches EC Members Standing Orders Committee Revenue Group Rules Contact Us Home The Public Service Executive Union represents Executive Grades in the Civil Service the wider Public Sector Search Survey of IT Resources in Civil Service Departments By Paul Caffrey Friday 27th March 2015 0 comments The Executive Committee conducted a survey of Civil Service Branches recently to ascertain the number of staff and consultants employed in Civil Service IT Divisions The results of the survey are outlined below As you will notice the most striking aspect of the survey is the number of computer consultants engaged by the Civil Service Over the years a number parliamentary questions have been tabled on computer consultants From the responses to the parliamentary questions we can infer that the average daily cost of a computer consultant is in the region of 1 000 Therefore the Civil Service is spending approximately 580 000 a day 12millon a month and 139million a year on computer consultants Department PO AP HEO AO EO SO CO Consultan t Agriculture Food Marine 3 18 59 12 71 1 22 77 Arts Heritage Gaeltacht 1 2 2 0 5 0 2 0 Children Youth Affairs 1 1 4 0 2 0 1 9 Communications Energy NR 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 6 Defence 1 2 6 0 13 0 2 0 Education 1 7 25 2 24 0 9 3 Finance PER 0 6 12 1 6 1 2 17 Foreign Affairs Trade 1 4 9 0 4 1 6 18 Garda Branch 2 4 8 0 13 0 33 115 Garda Ombudsman 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 5 Health 1 1 2 5 0 2 0 1 7 Jobs Enteprise Innovation

    Original URL path: http://www.pseu.ie/xxxx/survey-of-it-resources-in-civil-service-departments.453.html (2015-10-30)
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  • Letter: Fairness and Decency for Dunnes Workers
    and Home Insurance Educational Support Scheme Health Insurance Advisory Service Hospital Saturday Fund Legal Services Membership Prize Draw Circulars Circulars 2015 Circulars 2014 Decentralisation Diversity Diversity Resources Publications Review Annual Report etc Union Rules Ictu Neri Newsletter About Executive Committee Videos Full Time Officials Annual Delegate Conference Membership Service Charter Info for Branches Justice for Colombia Putumayo Buenaventura Training Recruitment Toolkit PSEU Blog Latest News Agriculture Irish Lights Revenue Group Committee Sub Branches EC Members Standing Orders Committee Revenue Group Rules Contact Us Home The Public Service Executive Union represents Executive Grades in the Civil Service the wider Public Sector Search Letter Fairness and Decency for Dunnes Workers By Billy Hannigan Deputy General Secretary Wednesday 18th March 2015 0 comments Fairness and Decency for Dunnes Workers Dear Sir Madam The Public Service Executive Union represents over 10 500 members I am writing to let you know that we support Mandate members in Dunnes Stores who will stage a one day strike in 107 stores across the Republic of Ireland unless senior management in your Company agree to a meeting with the workers through their trade union in order to discuss all of the issues in dispute We know that Dunnes Stores workers want a number of issues addressed including The implementation of banded hour contracts which would give workers security of hours and earnings Fair pay for all workers in Dunnes Stores A review of Dunnes excessive use of temporary contracts of employment Individual and collective representational rights for Dunnes workers We are calling on all of our members and their families and friends to support Dunnes workers in their campaign We will direct them to http dunnesworkers com to learn about the issues in dispute We will urge them to contact their local Dunnes outlet to express support for

    Original URL path: http://www.pseu.ie/xxxx/letter-fairness-and-decency-for-dunnes-workers.450.html (2015-10-30)
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  • Fairness and Decency for Dunnes Workers – Support their Campaign
    in Service Holiday Travel Insurance Income Protection Plan Mortgage Arrangements Motor and Home Insurance Educational Support Scheme Health Insurance Advisory Service Hospital Saturday Fund Legal Services Membership Prize Draw Circulars Circulars 2015 Circulars 2014 Decentralisation Diversity Diversity Resources Publications Review Annual Report etc Union Rules Ictu Neri Newsletter About Executive Committee Videos Full Time Officials Annual Delegate Conference Membership Service Charter Info for Branches Justice for Colombia Putumayo Buenaventura Training Recruitment Toolkit PSEU Blog Latest News Agriculture Irish Lights Revenue Group Committee Sub Branches EC Members Standing Orders Committee Revenue Group Rules Contact Us Home The Public Service Executive Union represents Executive Grades in the Civil Service the wider Public Sector Search Fairness and Decency for Dunnes Workers Support their Campaign By Billy Hannigan Deputy General Secretary Friday 13th March 2015 0 comments Fairness and Decency for Dunnes Workers Support their Campaign by Billy Hannigan On Thursday 2nd April 2015 Holy Thursday Mandate members in Dunnes Stores will stage a one day strike in 107 stores across the Republic of Ireland unless senior management in the Company agree to a meeting with the workers through their trade union in order to discuss all of the issues in dispute Dunnes Stores workers want a number of issues addressed including The implementation of banded hour contracts which would give workers security of hours and earnings Fair pay for all workers in Dunnes Stores A review of Dunnes excessive use of temporary contracts of employment Individual and collective representational rights for Dunnes workers PSEU members can help the Dunnes workers in their campaign with a few simple measures Visit http dunnesworkers com to learn about the issues in dispute Contact your local Dunnes outlet Ask to speak to the manager and let him her know that you support the workers campaign for fairness

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  • Blog: Best of Luck to Des Furlong!
    Neri Newsletter About Executive Committee Videos Full Time Officials Annual Delegate Conference Membership Service Charter Info for Branches Justice for Colombia Putumayo Buenaventura Training Recruitment Toolkit PSEU Blog Latest News Agriculture Irish Lights Revenue Group Committee Sub Branches EC Members Standing Orders Committee Revenue Group Rules Contact Us Home Lansdowne Road Agreement Services Workplace Representation Financial Services AVC s Death in Service Holiday Travel Insurance Income Protection Plan Mortgage Arrangements Motor and Home Insurance Educational Support Scheme Health Insurance Advisory Service Hospital Saturday Fund Legal Services Membership Prize Draw Circulars Circulars 2015 Circulars 2014 Decentralisation Diversity Diversity Resources Publications Review Annual Report etc Union Rules Ictu Neri Newsletter About Executive Committee Videos Full Time Officials Annual Delegate Conference Membership Service Charter Info for Branches Justice for Colombia Putumayo Buenaventura Training Recruitment Toolkit PSEU Blog Latest News Agriculture Irish Lights Revenue Group Committee Sub Branches EC Members Standing Orders Committee Revenue Group Rules Contact Us Home The Public Service Executive Union represents Executive Grades in the Civil Service the wider Public Sector Search Blog Best of Luck to Des Furlong By scarabini Thursday 12th March 2015 0 comments Best of luck to PSEU member Desmond Furlong as he takes to the

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  • Blog: Workplace Ethics Initiative
    Lansdowne Road Agreement Services Workplace Representation Financial Services AVC s Death in Service Holiday Travel Insurance Income Protection Plan Mortgage Arrangements Motor and Home Insurance Educational Support Scheme Health Insurance Advisory Service Hospital Saturday Fund Legal Services Membership Prize Draw Circulars Circulars 2015 Circulars 2014 Decentralisation Diversity Diversity Resources Publications Review Annual Report etc Union Rules Ictu Neri Newsletter About Executive Committee Videos Full Time Officials Annual Delegate Conference Membership Service Charter Info for Branches Justice for Colombia Putumayo Buenaventura Training Recruitment Toolkit PSEU Blog Latest News Agriculture Irish Lights Revenue Group Committee Sub Branches EC Members Standing Orders Committee Revenue Group Rules Contact Us Home The Public Service Executive Union represents Executive Grades in the Civil Service the wider Public Sector Search Blog Workplace Ethics Initiative By Seán Carabini Assistant General Secretary Thursday 5th March 2015 0 comments What does an Ethical Workplace mean to you That is the question that has been posed on www ethicalworkplace ie part of the wider discussion on ethics being facilitated by President Higgins The President of Ireland s Ethics Initiative was launched following his inaugural address pledge to hold a number of Presidency Seminars which may reflect and explore themes important to our shared life yet separate and wider than legislative demand Thus far the Ethics Initiative has included a focus on issues as wide ranging as the ethics of synthetic biology ethics in journalism and society and the ethics of human rights This new leg of the discussion the Ethical Workplace is being run in conjunction with ICTU The discussion offers a rare but welcome blank canvas in public discourse It simply invites workers to submit their ideas on what an Ethical Workplace means to them What then are the ethical workplace issues that we as a society need to talk

    Original URL path: http://www.pseu.ie/xxxx/blog-workplace-ethics-initiative.440.html (2015-10-30)
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  • Blog: Are we a Society or an Economy?
    Lights Revenue Group Committee Sub Branches EC Members Standing Orders Committee Revenue Group Rules Contact Us Home The Public Service Executive Union represents Executive Grades in the Civil Service the wider Public Sector Search Blog Are we a Society or an Economy By Seán Carabini Friday 27th February 2015 0 comments Blog Are we a Society or an Economy Seán Carabini Assistant General Secretary At the recent launch of the Low Pay Commission an Taoiseach Enda Kenny noted that According to the most recent data from 2013 families where the head of the household was at work still accounted for almost 9 of those classified by the Government as consistently poor a definition that comprises measures of both income and material deprivation This is morally unacceptable and economically unwise The low pay commission has been tasked with assessing on a standing basis whether or not Ireland s minimum wage in a given year is a true reflection of what s needed In that light the comments made by the Taoiseach are particularly noteworthy in that they ask the members of the Commission to essentially focus primarily on the minimum wage as primarily a human rather than a primarily economic issue Last year the Living Wage Technical Group www livingwage ie examined whether the current 8 65 minimum wage was adequate Not only did it find that it was indeed inadequate but it also called for the introduction of a Living Wage a minimum earnings floor that would go a long way to ensuring a decent minimum standard of living The group recommended a Living Wage of 11 45 These moves towards attempting to ensure a decent standard of living are particularly interesting against the backdrop of comments made yesterday by President Michael D Higgins who noted the serious issue of

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  • Blog: Health Care: Where we are and what we need to do
    argument In Ireland the cost of many services such as healthcare education and childcare costs is born by individual citizens rather than as a collective cost paid for from the public purse In countries that have decided to raise taxes to pay for such services from the public purse such as Denmark Finland and the Netherlands the services are generally considered as better provide better long term outcomes and from an economic competitiveness point of view outperform countries such as Ireland One area that I looked at in particular was the public versus private spend on health costs Ireland having the highest such costs in Europe and how the countries ranked on the Euro Health Consumer Index The article stated Healthcare Ireland has the highest level of privately funded healthcare in the EU Some 30 of healthcare funding comes from either private health insurance PhI or from paying directly And it s not cheap either According to the health Insurance Authority for households with insurance the average cost is 2105 per annum Some 40 of Irish people have PhI This compares with 22 in Finland 15 in Denmark and a mere 11 in the Netherlands But how well do their publically funded hospital systems really run According to the Euro health Consumer Index 2013 ranking the Finns have the 10th best system in the world the Danes the 4th and the Dutch the 1st Ireland according to the 2013 index was ranked 14th best in Europe Since the publication of the last Review the 2014 Index has been released The Netherlands has retained 1st place Denmark has more or less held steady 5th place since the success of the introduction of its eHealth programme And Finland having decided to put in the resources needed to properly tackle waiting lists has

    Original URL path: http://www.pseu.ie/xxxx/blog-health-care-where-we-are-and-what-we-need-to-do.435.html (2015-10-30)
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