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| FÓRSA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2022
Fórsa biennial national conference sets union policy for the coming two years and elects the union president and treasurer, along with three vice-presidents. Our May 2022 conference, which was the first such in-person event since the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, saw around 700 delegates, executive members, staff and others assemble in Killarney, county Kerry, between Wednesday 18th May and Friday 20th May. The NETB Branch tabled a motion calling for Annual Leave to be aligned for all New Entrants.
FÓRSA EDUCATION DIVISIONAL CONFERENCE will take place April 2023.
| Take the Fórsa mapping survey (and win!)
As we know, the ETB sector is diverse and provides bespoke services to each region being served. To better inform Fórsa about current staffing and future requirements in ETBs we have compiled a quick survey where you can let us know what the admin staffing layout looks like in your ETB/department at present. For example, how many at each grade in Finance/HR/School/Centre etc.
By completing the survey you're in with a chance of winning one of seven ONE4ALL vouchers! (1x€200 / 2x€100 / 4x€50).
The deadline for completing the survey is noon on Monday 20th March 2023, and we'll notify winners by 7th April.
PLEASE COMPLETE OUR SURVEY HERE WITH AS MUCH DETAIL ON THE CURRENT LEVEL OF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF AND GRADES IN EACH AREA.
*Please do not include any names or personal details*
*ONE DRAW ENTRY FOR EACH MEMBER WHO SUBMITS A VALID RESPONSE BY THE DEADLINE.
WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED RANDOMLY AND NOTIFIED BY 07/04/23
Click on the link below to take the survey. Alternatively, copy and paste this link - https://bit.ly/3Zthfff - into your browser.
Click here to take the survey
| ORGANISATIONAL DESIGN ETBs
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Organisation Design – Phase II:
Fórsa has entered discussions regarding Organisation Design – Phase II on the basis that the entire Organisation is under review, inclusive of all grades and functions of an ETB. Fórsa is focused on securing a beneficial career path for its members, and consistency regarding grades/responsibilities across the sector. Throughout these discussions, Fórsa representative will be consulting with members through meetings and providing bulletins in this newsletter.
| REVISED PAY AGREEMENT
Fórsa members backed the review of Building Momentum by a significant margin. Fórsa general secretary Kevin Callinan said the result was a strong statement of support for the pay deal, worth 6.5% in addition to existing Building Momentum pay adjustments, with better increases for lower paid workers.
Kevin said the relatively short lifespan of the pay terms would mean that negotiations on a successor agreement would need to take place in 2023: “In the meantime unions will continue to closely monitor living costs and income pressures."