Public service mobilisation
New arrangements for a public service-wide mobilisation to tackle the Covid-19 virus and maintain essential public services were put in place today (Wednesday). The move allows the temporary transfer of civil and public servants to critical roles for up to three months, with a possible extension if required.
The new arrangements were published in a Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) circular the day after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar outlined the gravity of the crisis in a TV address.
Throughout the crisis, Fórsa has strongly urged members to volunteer for temporary critical assignments if they are able to do so – and to co-operate with requirements arising from such redeployments.
Fórsa officials will be available to deal with any problems that may arise for members.
Full story HERE.
Covid-19: General advice for Fórsa members
Our coronavirus-related advice for Fórsa members is available HERE . It covers:
- Your health and safety
- Advice on reporting for work for pregnant women, vulnerable groups and others
- Childcare issues in light of closed schools and crèches
- Pay protections for staff who have to self-isolate
- Fórsa policy on Covid-19 and the workplace
- Fórsa supports for members.
Read the advice HERE.
We’re here to help
Fórsa is here to protect you if you have problems arising from the coronavirus or other workplace issues. We’ll deal with queries as quickly as we can but, needless to say, the union will prioritise cases where members’ jobs and incomes are at immediate risk – as well as any serious health and safety issues.
Contact the union HERE.