Union caved in to reforms after pay threat

One of the leading public-service unions dropped its opposition to having the performance of its members measured when the Department of Finance said it would withhold pay increases, documents published last week reveal.

5th August, 2006

One of the leading public-service unions dropped its opposition to having the performance of its members measured when the Department of Finance said it would withhold pay increases, documents published last week reveal.

Opposition to the performance measurement scheme caused a revolt at the annual conference of the Civil and Public Service Union (CPSU) in April, which represents mainly lower-ranking civil and public servants.

Delegates at the union’s conference angrily refused to adopt the annual...

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