Higher Ed members back Job Evaluation action
by Niall Shanahan

Fórsa’s ballot of members in library, professional management and support staff roles in the higher education sector has returned a vote of 85% of members balloted in favour of industrial action.


The ballot for industrial action, up to and including strike action, aims to secure a comprehensive job evaluation exercise for these members.


The purpose of job evaluation is to measure whether or not a specific post is correctly graded. It assesses the skills and responsibilities required of a particular post, rather than the individual performing it. Unions secured a commitment to the implementation of a job evaluation scheme under the Lansdowne Road Agreement in 2016.


Fórsa’s Education division has now appointed a disputes committee following the ballot result.


Further talks are expected to take place in August.

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