Fórsa is livestreaming three panel sessions on Tuesday week (9th November) on our call for strong support for State-led responses to Ireland’s post-pandemic massive public health and economic challenges. National and international speakers include HSE chief executive Paul Reid, ICTU social policy officer Laura Bambrick, Beckie Wright of Unions21, social policy academic Mary Murphy, Shana Cohen of the progressive think-tank TASC, and Fórsa general secretary Kevin Callinan.
Fórsa has welcomed the Government’s decision to maintain its existing policy of a staggered and phased return to workplaces, instead of revising Covid-19 safety regulations to lift all restrictions on workplace attendance from the end of this week.
Unions affiliated to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) have signed up to six commitments aimed at promoting good mental health and supporting workers who experience mental ill health, including anxiety and depression.
Fórsa general secretary Kevin Callinan was officially elected as president of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) at its biennial delegate conference, which took place in Belfast earlier this week.