Fórsa is currently advertising two assistant general secretary posts, based the union's Dublin office. These senior posts involve the provision of a wide range of trade union services to Fórsa branches and members and the closing date for applications is Friday 7th June.
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School secretaries and caretakers represented by Fórsa are to ballot for industrial action when schools re-open following the summer break, after education department officials this week refused in talks to discuss proposals to overcome a two-tier pay system that leaves most staff on the statutory minimum wage. The union says this will likely result in industrial action in the next school term.
Former Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) official, Esther Lynch has been elected Deputy General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). Esther was elected to the top job last week by delegates at the 14th ETUC Congress in Vienna, Austria.
Ten national political parties, who between them fielded over 1,000 candidates in last week’s local elections, have signed up to a trade union pledge to increase local authority funding and restore local council powers in areas like housing, water and environmental protection.