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Tributes paid to Fergus McCabe
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Union guidance on remote working
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Unions respond to Budget
Fórsa leader calls for a new deal for public servants
by Niall Shanahan
 

Fórsa general secretary, Kevin Callinan has responded to Budget 2021, saying a key test of the Budget provisions will be to what extent the additional spending lessens inequality.

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Fórsa welcomes additional SNA posts in Budget
Union says talks on schools inclusion model need to be completed
by Niall Shanahan
 

Fórsa has welcomed the Budget 2021 provision for 990 additional SNA posts, bringing the whole time equivalent (WTE) number of SNA posts to 18,000 for the 2021/22 school term.

 

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School secretaries to return to WRC
Shift in Government policy and WRC intervention prompts deferral of planned industrial action
by Niall Shanahan
 

Fórsa has accepted an invitation from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to attend fresh negotiations with the Department of Education and Skills aimed at ending the long running dispute over the employment status and conditions of school secretaries and caretakers.

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‘Thousand year’ gender pay gap
by Mehak Dugal
 

The gender pay gap is closing so slowly in France (0.1% since 2010) that it is on course to take over a thousand years to achieve equality. Within this decade, the pay gap would end in only three countries.

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Minimum wage increases
by Mehak Dugal
 

An increase in the national minimum wage of 10 cent an hour has been approved by the Government. The increase comes into effect from 1st January 2021 and will bring the new minimum wage to €10.20 per hour.

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Plight of undocumented workers highlighted
by Mehak Dugal
 

Almost half of undocumented migrants work over 40 hours a week in Ireland, while more than a quarter earn below minimum wage, new research reveals. 

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