The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors held the Donegal Branch AGM in Ballybofey this week.
The body represents 2100 middle-ranking Gardaí in 31 Branches across the country.
National Executive member and Donegal Sergeant Paul Wallace says there are three national priorities for AGSI members this year.
“An Garda Síochána is going through the biggest transformation in its 100-year history and AGSI members are facing major changes in work practices. While reform is hugely welcome, the implementation of new ways of working and new legislation requires new skills, technology and mindset.
“As a consultative partner with Garda management and Government, the role of the AGSI National Executive and Secretariat is key to making reform a reality.
“Secondly, AGSI members are looking forward to having access to the industrial relations mechanisms of the state, the Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court from February this year.
Finally, member welfare, infrastructure and training are key requirements in order to get the job done. These will be priority issues as well,” said Sgt Wallace.
However, the AGMs give a voice to local members to steer the agenda of the organisation for the next 12 months. The Branches also discuss potential motions for the AGSI Annual Conference which takes place in Killarney in April.
“There are always local issues that arise during this nationwide series of AGMs that are taken into account also,” said Sgt Wallace.Tags: