The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) is to facilitate detailed discussions on regularising the pay, conditions and pensions of school secretaries and caretakers after Fórsa and the Department of Education and Skills agreed a ‘roadmap’ to progress the changes.
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has renewed calls for legislation to oblige employers to pay remote workers an allowance to cover some of the costs of working from home. ICTU also wants a review of the current €3.20-a-day rate that workers can receive tax-free.
Fórsa’s delayed 2020 national delegate conference is set to take place on a fully remote basis on 19th November. Originally planned for last May, the event was interrupted by Covid-related public health restrictions on travel and assembly