The Affiliation of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors has referred to as an emergency assembly to debate its subsequent plan of action in a dispute over Garda rosters.
Round 140 sergeants and inspectors will collect in Athlone this morning for the convention, at which the AGSI will search a mandate from its membership to endorse a plan to take care of the dispute.
Final yr, the Affiliation of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors and the Garda Consultant Affiliation voted to reject proposed new Garda rosters over issues round work-life stability and family-friendly hours.
The AGSI says its members haven’t had certainty of their working patterns since March 2020 when their rosters modified to police the COVID-19 pandemic.
The affiliation says that undertakings that members would return to their unique work patterns haven’t been honoured
Final month, the Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, referred the roster dispute to the Office Relations Fee saying that after three years of discussions with employees associations, all inner industrial relations processes had been exhausted.
The AGSI referred to as immediately’s emergency assembly to obtain a mandate from members to endorse a plan of motion to deal with the dispute.