Love In The Wild is a new play written by Lisa Walsh, and opens next month at the Axis theatre in Ballymun. Lisa is a member of Fórsa and a social worker in child protection services. We met last week to talk about her inspiration for the play, its development from page to stage, and her desire to challenge the stigma of addiction.
The union says salary underpayments and overpayments caused by the HR package are hurting public servants, while delays in processing leave, flexi time, sick leave, and pensions are endemic.
Fórsa and other civil service unions have demanded a meeting with the Civil Service Management Board, which is made up of departmental secretaries-general, to seek an urgent resolution of problems with the PeoplePoint system.
Discussions over promotion sequences at executive officer level in Revenue will continue later this month. Fórsa has told management that too many open appointments are being made in some regions, including the border, the midlands, and the west.
The Public Service Pay Commission (PSPC) says it has received a large number of submissions from unions on the issue of civil and public service recruitment and retention issues. These include submissions from Fórsa on problems in the civil service and among health and social care professionals.