Fórsa is currently advertising two assistant general secretary posts, based the union's Dublin office. These senior posts involve the provision of a wide range of trade union services to Fórsa branches and members and the closing date for applications is Friday 7th June.
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A new circular on ‘starting pay on promotion’ will see the end of the practice of civil servants ‘marking time’ on pay scales after winning promotion. The new arrangement will also introduce a more simplified approach to starting pay on promotion across the civil service.
Ten national political parties, who between them fielded over 1,000 candidates in last week’s local elections, have signed up to a trade union pledge to increase local authority funding and restore local council powers in areas like housing, water and environmental protection.
Former Irish Congress of Trade Unions official, Esther Lynch has been elected Deputy General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). Esther was elected to the top job last week by delegates at the 14th ETUC Congress in in Vienna, Austria.