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Working together in crisis times
by Kevin Callinan, General Secretary, Fórsa

"I wanted to take this opportunity to address you directly as a member of Fórsa trade union at this time of crisis for all citizens. The events of the last two weeks are without precedent, and are an understandable source of anxiety for our members and their families. With so many of our members working in public services they are, in lots of different ways, at the very coal face of the response to Covid-19."

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Fórsa coronavirus advice updated

Fórsa has updated its advice on coronavirus-related work issues for local council workers  and staff in the wider public service. The advice covers attendance at work (including for pregnant workers and those with health vulnerabilities), salary protections for those self-isolating, temporary staff transfers, childcare and more. Read it HERE.


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Union urges social distancing enforcement
by Mehak Dugal

Fórsa has called on employers across the economy to ensure that social distancing is maintained to the greatest possible extent in workplaces, including those where customers and clients must be present to access services.

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Hints of enhanced income supports
by Communication Unit staff

Weekend newspaper reports suggested that the Government was considering a generous wage-subsidy scheme – similar to that introduced in Denmark – to assist workers at risk of lay-offs on foot of the coronavirus.

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Massive income support needed
by Niall Shanahan

A new blog post from the union-backed Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) says the Government should put up billions in income supports and other emergency economic measures in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

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