Fórsa members working in local authorities will soon ballot for industrial action in pursuit of an independent job evaluation scheme.
Ahead of the ballot of members, Fórsa has appealed to members to ensure their contact details are up-to-date to guarantee their voice is heard.
National secretary Richy Carrothers said the decision to ballot was due to the “entrenched position of employers who are refusing to negotiate or conciliate” on the issue, and encouraged members to update their details in advance, ensuring their vote is counted.
Local government workers have already received an email from the union asking members for their up-to-date contact information. If you have not yet received this email, Fórsa is asking members to email firstname.lastname@example.org with their employer, personal email and contact number.
This information will be held in strict compliance with the union’s data protection policy and used only for communications on union matters like the forthcoming ballot.
Fórsa’s Director of Membership Seán McElhinney urged members to update their details. “Fórsa wants to ensure your voice is heard, and to make sure your vote in the upcoming ballot is counted, so it’s vital that your union can make contact with you,” he said.
Members are also encouraged to share this message and with colleagues who may not receive the Fórsa news bulletin.
More details about the job evaluation claim can be found HERE.
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