Leo Varadkar denied that he acted illegally by passing on the agreement with the Irish Medical Organisation to NAGP. LEO has proposed more than 100 substantial changes to the collective agreement, with more than 50 changes in performance evaluation, layoff safety and employment. The parties agreed on a number of changes, including: The university proposed further increases in the minimum wage in Ann Arbor compared to its previous offer. The university proposed to increase the minimum wages to Ann Arbor by $7,500 during the three-year contract. The interim agreement will increase minimum wages on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. Varadkar said that the fact that an agreement had been reached and the nature of the agreement were not confidential or confidential after 6 April. The agreement provides for an extension of benefits to give the right to the small number of teachers whose winter and stay semesters are on average 50% of the effort, but who are hired below 50% during the winter semester. Spring/summer benefits are also extended and offered to teachers who are eligible for benefits in the winter and the following fall semester. In addition, long-term teachers who are allowed to take unpaid school or scientific leave for one semester receive performance coverage.
Mr. Martin added that Leo Varadkar`s handing over of the document to NAGP last year was not „good practice“ but that the agreement should have been made public much earlier. On salary, the university proposed to increase the minimum wage by $US 5,500 in Ann Arbor and $5,700 at Dearborn in Flint during the three-year contract. This corresponds to a 16% increase in Ann Arbor, a 20% increase in Dearborn and a 21% increase in Flint. This proposal is significantly higher than the minimum wage increases agreed upon in the last three DEEE contracts. The two parties recently agreed on benefits and vacancy notices. The main issues that remain are union security, trade union rights and wages. Drawing on The argument of Mr Varadkar himself, the Taoiseach said that the aim was to put in place a new GP agreement on the line and „as far as the political side as a whole is concerned, this was good news,“ Martin said, adding that there were commitments to update the NAGP with regard to the progress of the talks.
The current LEO contract is a three-year contract that came into effect on July 13, 2018. The agreement also provides for an adjustment of capital in the first year, based on years of service and annual increases, to ensure that teachers receive at least 3.25% to 4% more in the first year.