Job evaluation scheme stalled
The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) has indicated they will not participate in a resumed Labour Court hearing on Fórsa’s claim for an agreed job evaluation scheme in the local government sector.
The divisional executive committee requested for the LGMA to explain their position, given they have already participated in a Labour Court hearing on the dispute.
The division noted that if the employers persist with their position, they would be terminating their use of the agreed industrial relations procedures of the state and in those circumstances, it would be difficult for the union to rule out industrial action.
Louth libraries dispute
A dispute in Louth County Council’s library section has been referred to the Workplace Relations Commission following a ballot by members to take industrial action.
The dispute relates to transfer policies and failure to make progress on the County Libraries Workforce Plan.
Remunicipalising Waste Services
Fórsa has welcomed a process to explore the prospect of bringing household waste services back into public control in Dublin City Council (DCC).
The union met with a new sub-committee of DCC councillors in early September, on the back of the ‘More Power to You’ campaign, after councillors from a broad political spectrum had brought motions relating to the remunicipalising of waste disposal services to DCC.
The sub-committee is due to report back to DCC in November