Today is May Day, a global celebration of working people supported and promoted by the international trade union movement. The first Monday in May, a public holiday in honour of Irish working people, is one of our more recently established public holidays, the first was in 1994. The roots of May Day run much deeper.
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Trade union representatives from Fórsa and SIPTU will meet social protection minister Regina Doherty tomorrow (Thursday) as Fórsa’s CE Supervisors branch continues its preparations for five days of strike action from Monday 13th May.
Outstanding issues of concern to so-called ‘new entrants’ – staff who entered the public service in 2011 or after – are set to be reviewed, according to a text agreed by public service unions and management.