Fórsa has launched a new campaign to reclaim the role of local authorities and local democracy. More Power To You calls for the full implementation of our five-point action plan on local democracy, housing, waste, water and energy. To find out more about the campaign, and to take the Local Power Pledge, visit forsa.ie/morepower.
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Unions have strongly criticised finance minister Paschal Donohoe for refusing to help public servants recently forced to retire at age 65, but who were retained in work on diminished pay and pension arrangements.
Unions campaigning for privatised English and Welsh probation services to be brought back in house will be heartened by last week’s report by the chief inspector of probation, who said public ownership was a safer option for core work.