Garda organisations continuing talks in Labour Court in effort to avert strike

Garda organisations are continuing talks with the Labour Court to see if tomorrow’s strike can be averted.


Both the GRA and the AGSI say they have no plans to call off the industrial action, but are continuing to engage in talks.

But with less than 15 hours to go until gardai down tools – Garda management have yet to make public their contingency plans.

This lunchtime, the GRA asked colleagues working in over a dozen units to report for duty tomorrow, in a bid to protect the state.
General Secretary Pat Ennis asked that gardai in units like the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, the Emergency Response Unit and Immigration turn up for work;

The GRA has been summoned back to the Labour Court this afternoon – along with Garda management.

The AGSI, which represents Mid-ranking gardai is holding its own meeting, before returning to the Labour Court this evening.

The Garda Commissioner is expected to outline contingency plans later this evening – when the outcome of the latest Labour Court discussions is known.


Radio Kerry’s Siofra Mulqueen took to the streets to ask listeners if they in agreement with tomorrow’s strike.