Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pay Talks Update – 28 February 2013

Members of ARCO will be aware that following intensive and protracted negotiations between the ICTU and the Government, conducted under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission (LRC), proposals were placed before the parties on Monday last, 25 February. These may be viewed by means of the following link; http://www.lrc.ie/documents/2013/LRC%20Proposals%20_FINAL.pdf

Paragraph 2.31 of the LRC document specifically relates to the potential implications for existing public service pensions above €32,500 per annum. Paragraph 2.28 states that detailed guidance and circulars on the measures proposed in relation to what it terms ‘higher remuneration’ will be prepared. It has to be assumed that similar guidance in relation to pension adjustments will also be issued.

In the meantime uncertainty and indeed confusion, as reflected in media coverage of the issue, exists on the specific impact these proposals will have on the pensions of our members.  As a result of discussions ARCO has had with the Department of Defence, RACO and other contacts it is clear that the full arrangements for the application to existing pensioners of this agreement have yet to be worked out and this may take some time.

Further updates will be posted as information becomes available.

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Capt. Karl Dunleavy R.I.P.

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Karl Dunleavy, Great Connell, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. On February 27, 2013, peacefully; beloved husband of the late Ronnie and father of the late Gary.  Sadly missed by his loving children, grandchildren, sisters, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Funeral arriving at Newbridge College Church on Friday evening at 6.30pm. Mass on Saturday morning at 11am. Burial afterwards in St Conleth's Cemetery. House private please.

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Lt. Cdr Eugene Furniss R.I.P.

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Commander Eugene Furniss of Stillorgan, Dublin and late of Cobh, Co. Cork on February 26th 2013. Peacefully at the Blackrock Clinic. Beloved husband of the late Joan (nee d’Estelle Roe), loving father of Margot, Tony, Owen, Carol, Colin, Noel and brother of Seamus (Bro Anthony – de la Salle). Sadly missed by his sons, daughters, brother, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Grandfather of the late Captain Derek Furniss, Air Corps.

Reposing at the Larry Massey Funeral Home, Eden Centre, Grange Road, Rathfarnham. Removal this Friday to the Church of St. Laurence O'Toole, Kilmacud, arriving for 5pm. Funeral on Saturday after 10am Mass to Mount Jerome Crematorium. No flowers by request please.

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The Pay Talks

The Defence Sector pay talks, which are being conducted as part of the extension to the Croke Park Agreement, are currently underway at the Labour Relations Commission.  The Official Side is made up of representatives of the Military Authorities, Department of Defence and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, with RACO and PDFORRA making up the Representative Side.

It has been confirmed that if an agreement is reached it will include three elements:

  • Savings from the productivity area e.g. allowances, premium payments etc.
  • Generally applied pay reduction measures.
  • Cuts to existing pensions decided by Government.  

The Representative Side has been pressing at every meeting for full information of all three elements to be provided as part of the process.  It considers this clarity essential, not least to allow members to make career decisions based on complete information.

At the suggestion of the Facilitator it was agreed that the Defence Sector talks would be adjourned until such time as the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform is in a position to give details of the pay reduction measures that it proposes for application across the public service as a whole. The talks are due to reconvene on Friday, 22 February.

Further updates will be posted as they develop.

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Vacancies at UNRWA (Amman – Jerusalem)

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is currently looking for qualified candidates for the following positions:

 

Post Title

Duty Station

Grade

Closing Date


Chief, Compensation and Management Services Division

Amman

P-5

20 February 2013


Staff Relations Advisor

Jerusalem

P-5

3 February 2013


Financial Accounting and Systems Officer

Amman

P-4

6 February 2013


Head Programmes and Projects Section

Amman

P-4

6 February 2013


Human Resources Officer (Area Personnel Section)

Amman

P-3

2 March 2013


Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Jerusalem

P-3

13 February 2013

 

Further details on these and other vacancies can be found on UNRWA’s official website
http://jobs.unrwa.org

 

 

More New Job Openings at the United Nations Secretariat

The following are further current job openings at the United Nations Secretariat that ARCO members may be interested in applying for:

Telecommunications Engineer, P4, 25803, Deadline: 05/04/2013, Department of Field Support, NEW YORK,

https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=25803&PostingSeq=1

Chief, Quality Assurance Section (QAS), D1, 26268, Deadline: 06/04/2013, United Nations Environment Programme, NAIROBI,

https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=26268&PostingSeq=1

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (OUTREACH AND TRAINING), P3, 26456, Deadline: 05/04/2013, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, NEW YORK,

https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=26456&PostingSeq=1

CONFERENCE SERVICES OFFICER, P3, 26750, Deadline: 05/04/2013, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, NEW YORK,

https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=26750&PostingSeq=1

CHIEF, FACILITIES MANAGMENT SECTION, P5, 26954, Deadline: 06/04/2013, Economic Commission for Africa, ADDIS ABABA,

https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=26954&PostingSeq=1

Senior Political Affairs Officer, P5, 26956, Deadline: 13/04/2013, Department of Political Affairs, NEW YORK,

https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=26956&PostingSeq=1

Comdt. Seamus Coughlan R.I.P.

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death on Saturday, 9 February 2013, of Commandant Seamus (Seamie) Coughlan of Cork City. Peacefully, following a long illness. Seamie, a member of the 47th Cadet Class, was a former Cork footballer and a member of the All-Ireland winning team of 1973. Beloved husband of Brenda and loving father of Derek, Deirdre and Niamh. Adoring grandfather of Naoise, Conor, Ella, Eoin and Séimí. Sadly missed by his loving family, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Reposing at Sullivan's Funeral Home, Turners Cross. Removal Monday at 8.30pm to the Church of the Incarnation, Frankfield. Requiem Mass Tuesday at 12.00 noon, funeral afterwards to St. John’s Cemetery Ballinrea. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to Marymount Hospice.

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New Job Openings at the United Nations Secretariat

The following are current job openings at the United Nations Secretariat that ARCO members may be interested in applying for:

Telecommunications Engineer, P4, 25803, Deadline: 05/04/2013, Department of Field Support, NEW YORK, https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=25803&PostingSeq=1

Chief, Quality Assurance Section (QAS), D1, 26268, Deadline: 06/04/2013, United Nations Environment Programme, NAIROBI, https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=26268&PostingSeq=1

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (OUTREACH AND TRAINING), P3, 26456, Deadline: 05/04/2013, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, NEW YORK, https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=26456&PostingSeq=1

CONFERENCE SERVICES OFFICER, P3, 26750, Deadline: 05/04/2013, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, NEW YORK, https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=26750&PostingSeq=1

CHIEF, FACILITIES MANAGMENT SECTION, P5, 26954, Deadline: 06/04/2013, Economic Commission for Africa, ADDIS ABABA, https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=26954&PostingSeq=1

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