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Fórsa’s Services and Enterprises Division will meet for its biennial divisional conference in Sligo next Thursday (23rd May). Head of Division Angela Kirk says motions to conference reflect the wider Fórsa concerns about pay, organisation and unresolved questions around Brexit.
Fórsa has disputed Government estimates that restoring pre-crisis working time in the public service and non-commercial semi-state organisations could cost the Exchequer over €600 million a year. The union’s Senior General Secretary Designate Kevin Callinan said the figure was at least 50% higher than Government estimates when the additional time was introduced in 2013.
Providing affordable, high-quality broadband to rural Ireland would have been simpler, cheaper and quicker if the State’s telecoms infrastructure had remained in public ownership, according to top Fórsa official Angela Kirk.