Laois people invited to meeting to public meeting on pay for those working indirectly for the State

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Laois people invited to meeting to public meeting on pay for those working indirectly for the State

IMPACT calls meeting to discuss pay in the community and voluntary sectors

A trade union is inviting people in Laois to a public meeting to debate pay rises for its members especially for carers and others who work voluntary organisations such as charities that provide services to the State agencies like the HSE.

The IMPACT trade union is host a public meeting on the issue of pay restoration in the community and voluntary sector next Monday, November 21, at the Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Carlow at 6pm. The union invites people from Laois, Carlow, Tipperary, Wexford and Kildare.

The union says its Caring at What Cost campaign continues to gather support nationally. It says the campaign aims to hold the Government to its commitment, contained in the Programme for Government, to increase funding to the community and voluntary sector.

IMPACT has said this must take the form of an increase in core funding to support and enable pay restoration for workers in the sector, and that the Government needs to develop a new funding model for the sector.

“Pay restoration in public and private sector is already happening, and with a small number of employers in the community and voluntary sector restoring pay, it’s essential that sector is adequately funded in order to ensure workers in the sector are not unfairly left behind,” said  IMPACT organiser Joe O'Connor.