President Michael D Higgins will address the opening session of Fórsa’s first-ever national delegate conference, which takes place in Killarney in May. The conference will see hundreds of delegates, representing all the union’s branches, set policy and elect Fórsa officers for the first time.
Fórsa wants pay scales shortened as quickly as possible for staff who joined the civil service after January 2011. The union has said a new talks process, agreed before Saint Patrick’s weekend, must lead to equal treatment for all civil servants by removing two points from new entrant pay scales.
Fórsa has called on the Government to give clear advice to older people and other vulnerable groups about the financial supports they can expect from community welfare services during extreme bad weather
Following publication of our recent article about the union’s breakthrough on permanent contracts for temporary staff working on the public service card, Fórsa has been fielding queries from clerical officers