GPO workers lose bid for pay rise over new clocking-in system

Increase sought over ‘estimated 30 to 45 minutes a week’ it would take staff to use system

The GPO: the PSEU told the Labour Court  An Post’s proposed new online attendance recording system  should be viewed as major change. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The GPO: the PSEU told the Labour Court An Post’s proposed new online attendance recording system should be viewed as major change. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tue, Aug 26, 2014, 01:00

A number of An Post workers at the GPO in Dublin have lost out on a bid for increased pay arising from their claim that it will take longer to clock in under a new online system.

Workers with the Public Service Executive Union (PSEU) had lodged a claim for a 2 per cent pay increase “in recognition of the estimated 30 to 45 additional minutes per week that potentially it will take employees to clock in and out under the new system”.

The union told the Labour Court that An Post’s proposed new online attendance recording system at the GPO should be viewed as major change for a significant number of its members.

In response, An Post stated that it is currently in a loss-making situation and is not in a position to concede the union’s claim for a 2 per cent pay increase.

It argued that “the implementation of the new system will offer an enhanced service to both the company and employees”

The updated online system is to replace the flexi-time system that is in place in the GPO.

The Labour Court recommended the new system be introduced and its operation be reviewed after a period of six months.