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Union wins on media commission staffing
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Des achieves second worker-director term
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MEPs urged on global vaccine access
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Traveller recruitment targets proposed
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HSA strategy welcomed
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Unions to seek 2.5%-4.5% increases this year
by Mark Corcoran and Bernard Harbor
 

ICTU has recommended that unions representing private sector workers should seek pay increases of between 2.5% and 4.5% this year. 

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Pandemic recognition measures welcomed
by Mehak Dugal and Bernard Harbor
 

Fórsa has welcomed the announcement of an additional and recurring public holiday to recognise workers’ contribution and sacrifice during the pandemic.

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Sea fisheries staff in work stoppage
by Niall Shanahan
 

Fórsa members at the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) took part in a 24-hour work stoppage yesterday (Thursday 20th). 

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Isolation period cut in updated safely protocol
by Niall Shanahan
 

Shorter isolation periods, a greater use of medical masks, and an increased focus on antigen testing are among new measures set out in an updated official Covid-19 work safely protocol, published last week.

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Restoration of Haddington hours recommended
by Bernard Harbor
 

Fórsa has welcomed a recommendation that working time be restored to pre-austerity levels for virtually all public servants, including many working in non-commercial State agencies, from 1st July 2022.

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Gender-based violence law needed
by Mehak Dugal
 

Fórsa has added its voice to calls for the urgent introduction of legislation and a more consistent approach to tackle gender-based violence in Ireland following the murder of Ashling Murphy.

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CE supervisors accept pension proposals
by Niall Shanahan
 

Fórsa and Siptu members working as Community Employment (CE) supervisors voted in December to accept the terms proposed by the Department of Social Protection to pay members a retirement gratuity in settlement of their long running dispute.

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Spain leads on menstrual leave
by Róisín McKane
 

The Spanish public sector has been described as a trailblazer after a number of local municipal administrations announced that they will provide menstrual leave for their employees.

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Taoiseach should intervene in LES row
by Niall Shanahan
 

Fórsa and Siptu wrote to the Taoiseach Micheál Martin this week seeking a meeting to discuss the long-running dispute over the future provision of local employment services (LES) and job clubs.

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