Progress on civil reg structures
Fórsa has won significant progress on the number of superintendent posts in the civil registration service.
Under an agreement struck with the HSE, the service is set to retain eight superintendent posts, with one of the post holders gaining national lead responsibility.
There were concerns over how the service could match recently-established Community Health Organisation (CHO) structures after an external review recommended that the number be reduced from eight to four.
The union successfully made the case that eight posts should be retained in the new CHO structure.
Fórsa official Brian Gorman said it was a good development for the staff concerned and the services they provide to the public. “It also sends a positive message to other staff in the service as the HSE has recognised the need to more closely match CHO organisation,” he said.