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Covid-19: Advice to Fórsa members
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SNA reassignments for Covid-19
by Mehak Dugal and Bernard Harbor
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President to mark workers memorial day
by Mehak Dugal
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Congress praises crisis staff
by Bernard Harbor
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Mind your head
by Róisín McKane
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Fórsa: Here to support you
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Updating your contact details
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Is the pandemic our ‘1945 moment’?
 

Fórsa General Secretary Kevin Callinan and SIPTU general secretary Joe Cunningham penned a joint article in the Irish Times this week, in which they argued for a fundamentally different approach to economic reconstruction to that adopted during the 2008-2010 banking crisis.

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Fórsa members on the front line
by Róisín McKane
 

Fórsa member and social care worker Roland Kennedy featured in Fórsa’s 'hidden heroes’ social media campaign earlier this week. The campaign highlights the work of our members who are tackling the corona-crisis.

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Childcare support plan falls short
by Bernard Harbor
 

Fórsa has said the Government’s plan to give childcare support to some health workers falls well short of what’s required to assist essential health staff and maximise the numbers available in hospitals and nursing homes.

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Review sought after welfare office closed
by Bernard Harbor
 

Fórsa has called for a review of the provision of face-to-face social protection services after a number of workers in a Dublin Intreo office tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week.

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Dublin firefighters test positive
by Bernard Harbor
 

Fórsa wants Covid-19 test results for Dublin’s fire fighters and paramedics analysed and returned on a priority basis, after it emerged that 12 have tested positive for the virus. Many more have had to self-isolate.

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Bring in section 39 agencies
by Bernard Harbor
 

Fórsa proposed that so-called ‘section 39’ agencies and their staff be brought under the remit of the HSE for the duration of the coronavirus crisis when unions met HSE officials in a conference call today (Friday).

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Stobart enters wage support scheme
by Hazel Gavigan
 

Irish-based Stobart Air cabin crew can now apply for the Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme after unions sought and achieved adjustments to the income supplement arrangements.

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