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Executives make hay on pay
by Mehak Dugal
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Women get inspired!
by Bernard Harbor
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Fórsa magazine No.9 out now
by Niall Shanahan
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Funds raised for TENI
by Róisín McKane
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Union subs ceiling raised
by Eoin Ronayne
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Unions demand halt to pension age increase
by Bernard Harbor
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Planning for 2020
by Róisín McKane
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New Government should declare emergency over
by Bernard Harbor
 

More than a decade since the economic crash, public service pay and conditions are still being framed by an “emergency mind-set,” despite Ireland’s return to robust growth, exchequer finances and employment rates, according to Fórsa’s general secretary.

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Digital ‘transformation’ on Government agenda
by Mehak Dugal
 

The outgoing Government has said it will prioritise “digital transformation” in the civil and public service. Last month it announced measures to “modernise” the workplace and streamline access to public services from 2020. 

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Arbitration looms over HEO appointments
by Bernard Harbor
 

Fórsa is likely to seek third party arbitration in an emerging dispute over eligibility for appointment to civil service higher executive officer (HEO) positions.

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Grade amalgamation incomplete
by Bernard Harbor
 

Fórsa has sought the completion of the process of amalgamating the civil service SO and EO grades, which came into force in 2017.

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Sunday payment retrospection for arbitration
by Bernard Harbor
 

The issue of retrospective Sunday payments for border management staff at Dublin airport has gone to civil service arbitration following settlement of the substantive dispute. 

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Northern council adopts menopause policy
by Róisín McKane
 

Derry City and Strabane District Council has become the first Northern Ireland employment of its kind to adopt a menopause policy.

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Have your say on Fórsa strategy
 

The deadline for members’ submissions to the Fórsa ‘Strategic Organisational Review Team’ (SORT) exercise, is the end of January. Last month, the SORT emailed members to invite them to inform the development of a strategic plan, which will inform the union’s direction over the next five years.

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