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Updating your contact details
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Unions want incomes underpinned

Fórsa and other unions have called on the Government to vastly improve income supports for tens of thousands of workers threatened with lay-offs because of the coronavirus crisis.

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Fórsa: Here to support you
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Films to watch
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Section 39 and agency protections sought
 

Fórsa wants section 39 workers and agency staff to get the same protections as HSE employees during the coronavirus crisis.

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Fórsa conference deferred until November
 

Fórsa’s biennial delegate conference has been deferred until November. The conference – where branches elect the union leadership and set policy for the next two years – was set to take place in Killarney in May.

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Fórsa coronavirus advice updated
 

Fórsa has updated its advice on coronavirus-related work issues for health 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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Childcare help expected as parking charges waived
 

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) has confirmed to Fórsa that the Government is preparing arrangements to ease childcare problems for essential health staff during the coronavirus crisis.

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Tusla redeployment policy for Covid-19
 

A Covid-19 Emergency Redeployment Policy has been agreed between Fórsa and Tusla, the child and family agency. The agreed policy applies to all Tusla employees and to all grades of staff during the Covid-19 emergency, and takes immediate effect.

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