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Work continues as Fórsa offices close
by Niall Shanahan
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Updating your contact details
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Fórsa: Here to support you
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C-19 priorities and looking beyond the crisis
by Niall Shanahan
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Personal data and remote working
by Martina O’Leary
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Track the virus from your phone
by Mehak Dugal
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How to work remotely
by Mehak Dugal
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Fórsa gives Covid advice to health workers
 

Fórsa has issued new advice for health workers, based on guidelines issued by the HSE’s occupational health team.

 

 

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Covid-19: Advice to Fórsa members
 

Fórsa has updated its advice on coronavirus-related work issues for health workers and staff in the wider public service. The advice covers attendance at work (including for pregnant workers and those with health vulnerabilities), salary protections for those self-isolating, temporary staff transfers, childcare and more. Read it HERE.

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PPE deliveries due on Sunday
by Bernard Harbor
 

Fórsa has told the HSE that its staff should not be required to use personal protective equipment (PPE) in ways that compromise their safety or the effectiveness of the equipment itself.

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Tusla appeals for staff to move
by Mehak Dugal
 

Tusla chief executive Bernard Gloster has appealed for volunteers among his staff to be temporarily reassigned to frontline child protection, children in care, and domestic and gender-based violence services.

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Clarity sought on definition of essential work
by Bernard Harbor
 

Fórsa has sought official guidance to ensure maximum consistency on decisions about what public services are deemed essential during the current crisis.

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Garda and civilian staff volunteers sought for C-19 testing
by Niall Shanahan
 

Fórsa members who work as civilian staff in An Gárda Síochana have been asked to volunteer, alongside their Garda colleagues, to perform Covid-19 testing in two drive-through locations. The measures are part of the national effort to increase the level of testing for the novel coronavirus.

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Wage subsidy scheme welcomed
by Róisín McKane
 

The Government has introduced new measures financial supports for Irish workers affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

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Update on social welfare payments
by Hazel Gavigan
 

The Government has put revised social welfare payments in place for 12 weeks because of the coronavirus crisis.

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