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Transformation of NICS ICT Services

Dec 12 2018, 17:29    NIPSA

NIPSA's Civil Service Executive Committee have considered the current and ongoing Transformation of NICS ICT Services and have a range of concerns about the provision of ICT Services in the NICS and the impact of centralisation on Departments. Given the NICS Board had already approved this project at a high level NIPSA has sought to meet directly with the NICS Board to raise our concerns and objections. NIPSA has made it clear in a letter to the Head of the Civil Service that a halt to the …


  • Consultation on Rectification of the Cost Cap Floor Breach and Adjustments to the Employee Pension Contributions    NIPSA Please find attached a consultation document covering two issues as follows:- Consultation of Rectification of the Cost Cap Floor Breach As part of the review of the NICS Pension Scheme as required as part of the 3 yearly valuation of the Scheme it has been identified that the'floor' has been …
  • Election of General Council for 2019-2020 Nomination of Candidates    NIPSA Branch Sec Circular GC 19-08 This circular sets out the procedures for making nominations for election to NIPSA's General Council for the 2019-2020 year i.e. the General Council takes office immediately after NIPSA's Annual Conference in June 2019. Branches need to takeimmediate actionto ensure …
  • Lobby - Belfast City Council Planning Committee - Tuesday 11 December 2018    NIPSA The Planning Committee of Belfast City Council are meeting on Tuesday 11 December 2018 to consider the planning application by Benmore Octopus Healthcare Developments for a Healthcare Facility at the Kings Hall Complex. NIPSA is opposed to this development and has sought speaking rights. A lobby …
  • NIPSA Opposes Electoral Office Closures    NIPSA NIPSA has called for the decision to close 4 remaining Electoral Offices in Banbridge, Derry/Londonderry, Newtownabbey and Omagh to be reversed to protect jobs and services in rural communities.
  • Payment of Lunch Allowances    NIPSA The General Council has recently reviewed the payment of subsistence allowances. The current allowances are £4.25 and £9.30 respectively depending on whether a representative is away from their normal workplace for over 5 hours or over 10 hours. To date these rates have been paid without …
  • Public Sector Pay - 2018/19    NIPSA It was with disbelief that the Permanent Secretary of Department of Finance (DoF) announced late on Thursday evening last week that she had decided the Public Sector Pay Policy for all public sector organisations for 2018/19. This was done without any consultation with NIPSA or the other trade …
  • Protest tonight at Craigavon Civic Centre    NIPSA Unions UniteAgainst Possible Privatisation of New Leisure Centre NIPSA, together with our sister trade unions, Unite and GMB, have been working closely with the Senior Management Team of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council for over a year on the future service delivery model for the new …
  • Armagh Banbridge Craigavon Council - Protest Against Potential Privatisation of Leisure Services    NIPSA A protest has been arranged forMonday 26 November at 6.15 pm outside theCraigavon Civic Centre. This protest is regarding Trade Union Side's serious concerns over the potential privatisation of Leisure Services at the new Leisure Centre under construction at Craigavon Lakes - Armagh, Banbridge and …