Pay scales for Fórsa members working in the education sector have been updated on the union’s website to reflect the final 2% adjustment under the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA), which came into effect yesterday (1st October).
Fórsa's School Secretaries branch is surveying its members on the resumption of industrial action in which members were engaged in January and February this year.
Fórsa, which represents more than 11,000 special needs assistants (SNAs), has welcomed this week’s announcement of a new national training programme for SNAs.
A new video message from school secretaries, special needs assistants (SNAs) and caretakers is urging their colleagues to join the union.
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has called on the Government to make sick pay provision mandatory for all workers in the country.
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has brought its advice on work attendance in line with the Government’s guidelines on living with Covid-19, which were published in mid-September.
Almost 200 people tuned into Fórsa’s webinar on remote working last Friday (25th September), with workers and employers from across the public and private sectors joining the discussion.
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has withdrawn from the Low Pay Commission (LPC), the Government-established body that makes recommendations on the rate of the statutory minimum wage.
Irish unions are calling for the reversal of reductions in the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP).
Fórsa has backed a new initiative by Mandate and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), which seeks new legislation to resolve the Debenhams dispute.