Fórsa will meet education department officials next Thursday (13th May) to review a fresh set of proposals on the regularisation of employment for school secretaries and caretakers. This follows a further session in the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) on Friday 14th May.
A Department of Justice review group is currently considering a new mandatory system of re-vetting people working with children. The proposed system would oblige schools and other employers to make a new application three years after the original vetting process had been carried out.
This week saw the formal establishment of the body charged with making recommendations to begin the process of addressing the additional working hours introduced for many civil and public servants under the 2013 Haddington Road agreement.
Public service clerical and administrative staff will receive a 1% pay increase on 1st February 2022 after Fórsa’s National Executive opted for a straight 1% pay round under the sectoral bargaining clause of the Building Momentum agreement.
Maggie Ryan has been nominated by the professional management and support group of unions to run for election to the TU Dublin board
A Fórsa activist has been appointed to represent professional, management and support staff on the governing body of one of the recently-formed technological universities (TUs). Peter Somers has been elected to the Munster TU governing body, while Maggie Ryan has been nominated by the professional management and support group of unions to run for election to the TU Dublin board. That election is due to take place in mid-May.