The Irish Congress of Trade Unions is surveying workers on their experience of workplace harassment as part of its campaign for better reporting arrangements and stronger protection for workers who experience and report harassment and abuse at work. It wants Fórsa members to participate in its anonymous questionnaire, which takes less than ten minutes to complete. You can access the survey HERE, and it can be completed anytime until 15th November.
Fórsa has established a new digital tool, which gives SNAs easy access to concise advice on a range of important workplace issues including the 72 hours, working time, breaks, complex care, and June working.
The education requirements required to become a special needs assistant (SNA) should be revised to reflect the fact that the skills and experience required in the role have increased in recent years, according to Fórsa.
A one-year pilot of the new ‘school inclusion model’ is now up and running in 75 schools in Dublin and surrounding counties. Fórsa is working to ensure the pilot strengthens the SNA allocation model, improves job security, and reduces post fragmentation.