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Second, SIPTU has informed the DCU Human Resources Department that: (a) the implementation of the Agreement on Haddington Road requires detailed consultation at the workplace (Section 2.5) and that overtime will only be used after local consultation (Section 2.6). Therefore, in the absence of such consultation, the implementation of a new working arrangement constitutes a breach of the Agreement: (b) Annex 9 to the Agreement expressly refers to staff of libraries and administrations in the higher education sector, whose overtime is limited to two hours and 15 minutes (i.e. it is an upper limit and not a starting point) and the minimum working week is 35 hours per week. In order to provide Members with clarification on the situation in the implementation of the new agreement, we would like to emphasize the following: SipTU therefore requests its members of the Secretariat, Administration and Library grades, as well as members of these grades, with regard to flexible hours, to continue on the basis of a 35-hour week, while consultation and discussion on these issues continues. A related FAQ document can be found here: Haddington Road Agreement FAQs Thirdly, the section committee interprets the duration of the new working week for technicians under the Haddington Road Agreement at 38.5 hours per week, and it is discussed with management. The agreement built on the measures of the Croke Park Agreement, which launched the process of providing an increasingly integrated and productive public service with greater standardization of conditions of employment within and across the public service. Members voted unanimously for (1) that the DCU violates the Haddington Road Agreement by requiring additional work without detailed local consultation at a union meeting on July 4; and (2) that the meeting supported the position of the DCU-SIPTU that the work week should be 35 hours per week on a personal basis, as provided for in Annex 9 to the Agreement. These points were officially communicated to the Human Resources Department by letter from Louise O`Reilly, organizer of the siptu branch, as well as at a specially convened meeting between DCU management and the section committee on July 4. The Haddington road deal was reached in May 2013 by the government and trade unions representing civil servants as part of the commitment to reduce public sector wage costs by €1 billion. Implementation made progress in workforce restructuring, flexible work, division of labor, productivity and cost extraction between 2013 and 2015. in various areas of the public service.

In case of different working hours imposed by the superiors, each siptu member must refer the matter to the SIPTU section committee or industry organizer, and he will be fully defended by the SIPTU. The Haddington Road agreement introduced progressive freezes, changes to overtime and flexible regulations, and provided for a longer working week without compensation. The length of the working week has increased to at least 37 hours for those who work 35 hours or less, and for those who work between 35 and 39 hours to 39 hours. The Civil Service Stability Agreement 2013-2016 (`the Haddington Road Agreement`) provided for a series of reforms relating to working hours, lists, redeployment and performance management of civil servants. After discussions with management and an information session with members yesterday, the Section Committee issued a statement to clarify the position on the hours of work of SIPTU members at the DCU. The Public Interest Financial Emergency Measures Act, 2013 (FEMPI Act) effectively implemented important provisions of the Haddington Highway Agreement. The 2013 FEMPI law also provided for a further salary reduction for civil servants receiving an annual salary of €65,000 or more, as well as a reduction in public sector pensions of more than €32,500. .


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