Mid-ranking gardai are stepping up their campaign to have their pay restored to pre 2007 levels, saying they cooperated with measures to rescue the economy, and that must now be recognised.
The issue of pay is set to dominate the annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors, which gets underway in Co. Mayo this afternoon.
AGSI members attending the conference will hear plans being considered by the Association on protecting their pay.
Donegal based Sergeant Paul Wallace is a member of the AGSI executive, and is at the conference in Westport.
He says as well as restoring the pay of senior gardai, the government must also reverse pay cuts imposed on new gardai who are starting out....