One-in-three Irish travel insurance claims are lodged before a holiday has even started, which shows just how crucial travel insurance is for holidaymakers. Yet approximately half the people leaving Ireland on holidays this year won’t have made provision.
The Central Bank has forecast that wages will rise by an average 3.2% in 2018, and by a further 3.4% next year. Its latest quarterly bulletin, published earlier this month, also predicts that almost 100,000 more people will be in jobs by the end of 2019.
Contacts between unions and officials from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) will continue over the coming weeks with a view to cracking the practical issues involved in shortening pay scales for staff who joined the civil and public service after 2010.
Fórsa has said it fully supports plans for a full and thorough inquiry into Ireland’s cervical cancer screening programme, and has called on the Government to ensure that due process is followed when seeking accountability for errors in the service and communications with the women affected.
It’s been reported that regulations requiring organisations with over 250 employees to disclose their average hourly gender pay gap will go before cabinet this month, with legislation expected later this year.
To mark last week’s May Day 2018 celebrations, Rosa Pavanelli, general secretary of Public Services International (PSI) and chair of the Council of Global Unions, shared a new series of films in praise the work of public servants around the world.