Love In The Wild is a new play written by Lisa Walsh, and opens next month at the Axis theatre in Ballymun. Lisa is a member of Fórsa and a social worker in child protection services. We met last week to talk about her inspiration for the play, its development from page to stage, and her desire to challenge the stigma of addiction.
Fórsa is continuing its engagement with the Department of Education and Skills on this year’s roll out of shared services in the education and training sector on behalf of members working in the education and training boards (ETBs).
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The time for job evaluation is now Further delay will hit staff morale, increase the pressure on service delivery to a critical point, and escalate the risk of industrial action – something that is now under active consideration by our Institutes of Technology branch. by Kevin Callinan, deputy general secretary, Fórsa
Job evaluation assesses the skills and responsibilities required of a particular post, rather than the individual performing it. The process measures whether or not a specific post is correctly graded. Fórsa secured an agreement for job evaluation in higher education in 2015. Three years on, there’s still no movement, but the Department of Education and Skills can no longer afford to keep its head in the sand.
The Public Service Pay Commission (PSPC) says it has received a large number of submissions from unions on the issue of civil and public service recruitment and retention issues. These include submissions from Fórsa on problems in the civil service and among health and social care professionals.