Bank time was for the civil servants to take their paychecks to the bank for deposit. In days of yore. They've had their checks electronically deposited for years, so the workers probably need the time to water their horses at the drinking troughs.The Civil Public and Services Union (CPSU) has secured agreement with public sector management for a “fast track” arbitration process to deal with compensation for loss of bank time.
While the full offense will be;But Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin’s department said bank time was “an outdated work practice” which had been abolished. A spokeswoman said it would be contesting the claim which is due to come before the Civil Service arbitration board.
“The department will be submitting a full defence to the arbitration board in this matter,” a spokeswoman said.
CPSU general secretary Eoin Roynane said it was hoping to get a once-off award of four-and-a-half days leave for members in line with the standard compensation practices.We believe that last, which we've bolded ourselves.