Fórsa is inviting members to apply to its third-level grant support scheme, which gives limited financial assistance to those undertaking certified educational courses – up to third level – that will assist them in carrying out their union representative role.
Most staff in the education sector will see their pay increase by 1.75% from this month. The increase, which takes effect from 1st September, was negotiated by Fórsa as part of the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA).
Fórsa has agreed the establishment of a dedicated SNA industrial relations forum with the Department of Education. The establishment of the forum follows a series of representations by the union over the last year.
Fórsa’s new general secretary has expressed frustration at the Government’s handling of the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA), and says there is a risk of the agreement unravelling unless there is urgent action to address its weaknesses.