Delegates at Fórsa’s Services and Enterprises conference last week backed calls for a legal right for workers to be represented by a union of their choice, and for legislation to outlaw union-busting tactics employed by unscrupulous employers.
Ireland’s public service unions are working on a joint submission to the body set up to address the additional working time introduced for many non-commercial semi-state workers under the 2013 Haddington Road agreement.
Young adults were hardest hit by job losses in 2020 according to new research by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). This was partly because they are more likely to work in sectors most impacted by Covid-19 public health measures.
Fórsa has welcomed the publication of a National Competitiveness and Productivity Council bulletin, which says Ireland could experience a productivity boost if remote working is embraced and well-managed at national and organisational levels.