The issues of concern to members of the DSP Branch as 2016 unfolds remain those of workloads, change, the availability of family friendly initiatives, and of late transfers. DSP is perhaps the most geographically dispersed of all the PSEU Branches. We have a presence in nearly every sizable town in the Country. There are in excess of 20 locations in Dublin alone.
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, T.D has announced the appointment of six members of the Public Service Pay Commission. They are Ms Marian Corcoran, Mr Ultan Courtney, Ms Ruth Curran, Mr Noel Dowling, Dr Seán Lyons and Mr Peter McLoone
In the March/April edition of the Public Service Review magazine, I reported on the imprisonment of Miguel Angel Beltran in Colombia. Dr. Beltran is an academic and Trade Unionist who has written and lectured extensively on the inequalities in Colombia that have contributed to a 50 year Civil War.