Today is May Day, a global celebration of working people supported and promoted by the international trade union movement. The first Monday in May, a public holiday in honour of Irish working people, is one of our more recently established public holidays, the first was in 1994. The roots of May Day run much deeper.
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Fórsa has raised the idea of a mid-term review of the Public Service Stability Agreement (PSSA), which currently governs pay and working conditions for most public servants including voluntary hospital staff.
Outstanding issues of concern to so-called ‘new entrants’ – staff who entered the public service in 2011 or after – are set to be reviewed, according to a text agreed by public service unions and management.
Fórsa activist Michael Scully will be donning his cycling gear once again to push out the hard miles as he prepares himself for a 180km solo cycle to the Services and Enterprises divisional conference in Sligo on 22nd May.