The Public Service Executive Union represents Executive Grades in the Civil Service & the wider Public Sector.

 

 

Membership Service Charter

The Union was formed in 1890 and has 10,000 members in the Civil Service, Eircom, Vodafone, An Post, the National Lottery, the Commissioners of Irish Lights, the Irish Aviation Authority, the Health and Safety Authority, the National Pensions Board, Obair, the Food Safety Promotion Board, the Irish Sports Council, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the National Concert Hall, the Food Safety Authority, and FAS and is the Union recognised for negotiation purposes for the Executive Grades and others in these employments.

The PSEU is a democratic organisation composed of its members which works within the Rules of the Union. It holds a Negotiation Licence under the Trade Union Act, 1941.

The Objects of the Union are set out in the Rules and are as follows:

(a) to promote and safeguard the interests of the members by regulating the relations between members and their employers;

(b) to promote and safeguard the interests of the members by co-operating with other representative bodies of workers;

(c) to co-operate with other representative bodies and employers to promote administrative efficiency within the Public Sector of the economy;

(d) to take appropriate steps, alone, or in co-operation with other organisations, to assist in the social, educational and economic development of the members;

(e) to take appropriate steps, alone, or in co-operation with other organisations, to promote justice and equity;

(f) to affiliate, amalgamate, co-operate or federate with any other Trade Union or Organisation to further the interests of the members.

(g) to provide benefits to the members in accordance with the provisions of these rules.

The Management of the Union is vested in the Delegate Conference and the Executive Committee.

There are no barriers to any fully paid up member taking part in all of the Union's affairs. The Union's Board of Management, the Executive Committee, is elected at the Annual Delegate Conference by delegates appointed by the members attending the Annual Meetings of the Branches. Branch Committees are elected by the membership in their own Branch Annual General Meeting
 
The Head Office of the Union

The Head Office of the Union is located at 30 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Tel: 01-6767271; Fax: 01-6615711; email: info@pseu.ie, Web-Site: www.pseu.ie.

The General Secretary, other Officials and Administrative Staff of the Union are located at the Head Office.

The Rules provide that the General Secretary, Deputy General Secretary and Assistant General Secretaries carry out the instructions of the Executive Committee.

The General Secretary, who is also the Treasurer, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Union and is responsible for the proper management of the affairs of the Union.

The General Secretary, Deputy General Secretary and Assistant General Secretaries are selected and appointed by the Executive Committee. Each appointment is subject to ratification at the next ensuing Annual Delegate Conference.

As regards other staff, the Rules provide that the Executive Committee may appoint such other staff as may be necessary for the conduct of the Union's business.
Service to Members
As would be expected, given the fact that the PSEU is a trade union, much of the work of the Union is done on a collective basis on behalf of the members generally or groups of members. The most important input in that respect is that the members have a voice in the issues that affect them in the workplace.

On major issues affecting the membership as a whole, such as National Programmes, this is arranged through ballots of the members.

On other general issues where, for example, a Delegate Conference has adopted a position on a particular item, it would be expected that the Executive Committee would handle matters.

Frequently, there are issues which arise in particular Branches where decisions will be taken by the Branch Committee. In some instances, however, there will be a need for the involvement of the membership generally. The appropriate method of handling the issue is a matter for judgement – generally by Branch Committees.

Whatever the approach taken, the Union endeavours to keep members up-dated in Circulars and through Union publications.

Union members have easy access to a range of advice about pay and conditions and, should they ever require it, personal representation is available in times of difficulties, for example, in relation to issues such as bullying/harassment. Where members have personal problems arising in their employment, they can raise these with the Branch Officers or Committee of their Branch with a view to securing advice and/or representation to management on the issue concerned. In some instances, the issue may be such that the member wishes that the details be kept confidential to himself/herself and a particular Branch Officer.

Obviously, there are situations where the issue involved is such that a member will need representation by a full-time official. In such instances, the member should contact the Official who has been assigned to deal with the affairs of his/her Branch. Where there is more than one member involved in an issue and there is a conflict between members, two different officials will handle the matter involved from the perspectives of the members concerned. In such instances, the two officials will operate on the basis of “Chinese Walls” between them when dealing with such issues.

In circumstances where a difference arises between a Branch and an Official, the Executive Committee is responsible for determining the issue.

In all matters it handles, the PSEU is committed to the highest standards of service.

In addition to the most important function of the Union in the workplace, membership of the PSEU confers rights of participation in a range of benefit schemes, details of which are available on the Union’s Web-Site.
Enquiries and Information
The PSEU will deal with enquiries with courtesy, sensitivity and minimum delay. The Union will endeavour to ensure that the information it provides - in person, by phone, e-mail, print or web - is clear, up-to-date and accurate.


Equality/Diversity

The PSEU will deal with enquiries with courtesy, sensitivity and minimum delay. The Union will endeavour to ensure that the information it provides - in person, by phone, e-mail, print or web - is clear, up-to-date and accurate.

Staff

The PSEU will deal with enquiries with courtesy, sensitivity and minimum delay. The Union will endeavour to ensure that the information it provides - in person, by phone, e-mail, print or web - is clear, up-to-date and accurate.

How Members Can Help the Union in Service Delivery

The PSEU will deal with enquiries with courtesy, sensitivity and minimum delay. The Union will endeavour to ensure that the information it provides - in person, by phone, e-mail, print or web - is clear, up-to-date and accurate.

Reporting on this Charter

The PSEU will deal with enquiries with courtesy, sensitivity and minimum delay. The Union will endeavour to ensure that the information it provides - in person, by phone, e-mail, print or web - is clear, up-to-date and accurate.