Forensic science roles agreed
|Fórsa official Seán Carabini said members had been involved at all stages of the negotiation process.
Fórsa has reached an agreement with Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) to underpin clarity about the role of scientist grades, including the qualifications necessary to become an FSI scientist.
It follows an intense round of discussions on issues arising from the expansion of FSI capabilities to encompass services previously provided by the Garda National Technical Bureau.
This is the latest phase in the planned expansion of FSI’s remit and staffing levels over the coming years.
Fórsa official Seán Carabini said members had been involved at all stages of the negotiation process. “On a number of occasions, we had close to our full membership in a room debating the issues and ensuring that any agreement reached would be very much directed by the members themselves,” he said.
Seán said the agreement offered stability in terms of qualifications, and clarity in terms of recruitment to scientist grades. “Additionally, a process to look at the future needs and opportunities in an expanding organisation has been agreed,” he said.