Fórsa has launched a social media campaign to highlight the work of members who are part of the public service-wide effort to tackle Covid-19.
Hidden Heroes focuses on individual members, their grade and current programme of work, illustrating the wide variety of skills and duties necessary to address the current health crisis.
On Tuesday (7th April), Fórsa posted the first in the Hidden Heroes series of social media posts, looking at the work of clinical biochemist Neda Sharifi , and Leo Whelan in hospital stores in Carlow/Kilkenny featured yesterday (Wednesday).
Today we featured the work of Sandra Harkin in accounts payable. The union will publish a new story each day.
Fórsa lead organiser Kevin Donoghue, who is conducting a series of short interviews with members for the campaign, explained: “We wanted to celebrate the diverse community of Fórsa members mobilising to fight the virus. Fórsa is unique in that we represent people in so many different grades and sectors involved in the Covid-19 response.
“There is a tendency to think only of doctors, nurses and other medical staff, those we describe as ‘frontline’ workers in this context. They’re doing incredible work and it’s great to see their message - that all of us have individual responsibilities to stop the spread of Covid-19 – getting such a positive response nationwide.
“Our campaign is designed to complement that effort and that message. To show that those frontline workers aren’t alone, that there is a huge community of workers performing vital tasks, working in different ways and in different contexts to how they would usually work, and that each one of them is helping to make a difference,” he said.
Kevin is continuing to talk to members in local government, civil service, education, health and other sectors about their current programme of work in response to Covid-19. If you would like to take part in the campaign, please get in touch via the links below.
Get involved – tell us your story
Tell us about your Covid-19 work for the Hidden Heroes campaign. Have you been reassigned? Are you working remotely? Please get in touch.
Contact Kevin Donoghue HERE or Niall Shanahan HERE with your contact details.