The SIPTU Section Committee has restated its position regarding increases to working hours which are being imposed under the terms of the Haddington Road Agreement.
Library and Administrative Grades
The Section Committee’s position remains that working hours for members in the Library and Administrative grades will increase to 35 hours to 1 July 2015 and 37 hours thereafter, under the terms of Appendix 9 of the Agreement.
At present, the Haddington Road implementation body is reviewing the application of Appendix 9, and we’re assured that its findings will be made available soon. Substantive negotiations will then begin on implementing revised working hours.
Technical Officer Grade
The Section Committee’s advice is that, under the agreement, working hours for Technical Officers are due to increase to 38.5 hours to 1st July 2015 and 39 hours after that date. Again, this matter is under review with the implementation body.
We hope this update proves useful and we will be in touch with members in these grades as soon as we get confirmation from the implementation body regarding the changes to working hours required by the Agreement.