Fórsa is seeking to recruit organisers (initially on a fixed term contract basis for up to three years). There is one vacancy at present and the successful candidate will be based in our Dublin headquarters to work under the direction of the appropriate assistant general secretary/lead organiser and in liaison with the relevant branches.
A panel may be formed from this competition to fill other vacancies that may arise.
A Government decision to go back to the drawing board on legislation to compel employers to publish information on their gender pay gap means certain delays, and risks killing the initiative, Fórsa has said.
Just under half of young Fórsa members are struggling to pay their rent, an Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) survey has found. The survey into housing costs for union members under 35 also found that 45% of Fórsa members were either unhappy living at home or felt trapped in the rental market.
Fórsa has called for consultation on possible transfers and other staffing issues that may flow from the proposed merger of Galway county and city councils, which was formally approved by the Cabinet last month.
Fórsa’s youth committee has been hard at work establishing its presence, since its launch in May. Three new officers were recently elected to the committee. I spoke to Osal Kelly (chairperson), Irene Tiernan (vice-chairperson) and Yvette Kelly (secretary to the committee) to find out more.