Parental leave barrier removed
by Billy Hannigan
Fórsa has removed an anomaly in the way pensionable service is calculated for civil servants who take parental leave on a Friday and the following Monday. The move means such civil servants will now lose only two days pensionable service, rather than four.
Personnel officers have been issued with details of the new method of calculating pensionable service for staff in these circumstances.
While the letter says the change comes into effect on 9th February 2018, the union understands that it will be applied retrospectively once the associated administrative issues are resolved.