Fórsa’s membership increased by over 4% in the two years following the amalgamation that created the new union. The combined membership of the three organisations that joined together in January 2018 was just over 76,800.
A year later it had increased to over 77,300 and, by the end of 2019, it had reached over 80,100. Women now make up over 75% of the membership.
The figures are set out in Fórsa’s first biennial report, which was published this week.
The report sets out the new union’s activities and achievements over the last two years in the areas of pay, working conditions, pensions, organisation, campaigns, communications and the work of Fórsa’s six divisions – civil service, education, health, local government, municipal employees and services and enterprises.
Writing in its foreword, Fórsa general secretary Kevin Callinan thanks members for their loyalty and contributions to the union’s work.
“Our collective membership is growing, our organising efforts are stronger and more focussed, our communications are reaching more and more members, our campaigning voice is louder, and our industrial relations outcomes are robust,” he writes.
The 106-page document also includes details of the union’s accounts and expenditure.
Read the biennial report HERE.