One-in-three Irish travel insurance claims are lodged before a holiday has even started, which shows just how crucial travel insurance is for holidaymakers. Yet approximately half the people leaving Ireland on holidays this year won’t have made provision.
Contacts between unions and officials from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) will continue over the coming weeks with a view to cracking the practical issues involved in shortening pay scales for staff who joined the civil and public service after 2010.
Revenue staff have been reminded of the significant sanctions that will apply regarding improper access of taxpayer data when new EU general data protection regulations (GDPR) come into force later this month.
Fórsa officials have contacted Garda headquarters to express concerns about the loss of specialist staff in the IT department following news that over a third of in-house Garda IT staff had left in recent years.
Fórsa has said it fully supports plans for a full and thorough inquiry into Ireland’s cervical cancer screening programme, and has called on the Government to ensure that due process is followed when seeking accountability for errors in the service and communications with the women affected.
There is a common perception that the Department of Employment and Social Protection is one of the toughest places to work in the Irish civil service, according to Fórsa’s DEASP executive grades branch secretary Teresa Barrett
It’s been reported that regulations requiring organisations with over 250 employees to disclose their average hourly gender pay gap will go before cabinet this month, with legislation expected later this year.
To mark last week’s May Day 2018 celebrations, Rosa Pavanelli, general secretary of Public Services International (PSI) and chair of the Council of Global Unions, shared a new series of films in praise of the work of public servants around the world.