The work-to-rule action commenced last Friday (20th September) and withdraws school secretaries from work on public service systems and databases on the basis that if they are not paid or recognised as public servants, they will also refuse to carry out the functions of public servants.
An estimated four million people took part in the largest ever worldwide mobilisation for action on the climate crisis last Friday. The Irish organisers of the global climate strike said tens of thousands attended campaign events in more than 50 Irish cities and towns. These included large demonstrations in Dublin and Cork.
Frances O’Grady, the general secretary of the Trade Union Congress – the British equivalent of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions – will be among the speakers at Fórsa’s first global solidarity conference, which takes place in Dublin on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November.
The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) ‘Housing For All’ campaign, which aims to make affordable housing available for everyone in the EU, and has been backed by Fórsa, had its Irish launch in Dublin last week.