The See Change campaign for positive mental health is underway throughout September. Each year the organisation rolls out its month-long national Green Ribbon initiative to encourage people in Ireland to end mental health stigma and discrimination. This is the ninth successive year of the campaign.
Fórsa is to sit down with civil service management for talks on a ‘blended working’ policy next week. The aim is to agree a long-term framework for managing remote working, which will supersede arrangements put in place during the pandemic.
Fórsa and the Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants (AHCPS) have written to all members of the Oireachtas justice committee, urging them to consult with unions over the proposed Policing, Security and Community Safety Bill.
Fórsa is to engage with Department of Social Protection (DSP) management in advance of a proposed return to face-to-face services, following on from the next stage of eased Government restrictions on workplace activity.
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has expressed "significant concerns” about the targets for public housing provision, affordable housing and cost rental homes set out in the Government’s new housing policy.
Fórsa is encouraging all members working in the Department of Social Protection to complete a workplace survey on working patterns. The survey is currently underway to ascertain workers’ preferred working patterns.
Ireland’s Labour Court will next week mark its 75th anniversary. The court’s prestigious history and crucial role in the development of the State is being celebrated on social media on #IrelandThenandNow.