Sports centre staff see gains
by Una Faulkner
Fórsa members in Dublin City Council’s sports and leisure centres will gain from a union agreement on service reforms. The deal will see the introduction of a shift allowance to workers who don’t currently get one, and there will be more promotional opportunities on foot of an almost 30% increase in the number of GO group 4 posts.
Council management proposed reforms in its sports and leisure services in late 2017. The deal was agreed with the union after consultation with members before Christmas. Fórsa also gained clarification from management on various issues.
Meanwhile, negotiations on the regularisation of a number of workers in CDETB are near conclusion. These will see pay improvements and the inclusion of Municipal Employee grades in the pension scheme.