Many of the county’s top civil servants could soon be set for a shorter working week as the Impact Trade Union confirmed that they are to push ahead with its plans to pursue a 30-hour week.
The radical overhaul call comes as union officials say they believe that flexible working hours for those currently working in the public sector would produce better productivity.
The union say the proposed plan to revolutionise working conditions would not happen immediately, but it is a long term target that should be considered.
The unions call comes as a number delegates discussed future proposals at its annual conference in Kileney recently, it is also believed that a number of union members gave their support for a new campaign that would call on the Government to reverse their decision to make servants work an extra two hours per week for free.
Union delegates have also issued a plea to phase out of financial emergency legislation, known as Fempi, which was used by governments over recent years to amend certain terms and conditions for public service staff.
The Trade Union’s call for shorter working hours comes after a number of other EU member states adopted a similar scheme that see their public sector workers working a 30 hour week.
Recent research shows that such change have proven beneficial as work productivity and efficiency have improved by 70% as result of a shorter working day.