Civil Service Petition: Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2018





Government is bringing in a law that will make it easier to fire civil servants.


We want to protect your jobs. Will you help us? 

Dismissing a worker should not be easy or simple. Your livelihood should not be subjected to unfair practices, unsound decisions, or misplaced blame.

The Government has introduced the Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2018 with the intention of simplifying the civil service disciplinary and dismissal procedures. There is a very real possibility that it will become easier for a manager to fire you and other civil service workers.

We are asking all civil service members to sign the linked petition to make it clear to the political system that this change will not be welcomed and is unnecessary.


Please follow link for petition HERE.

Fórsa joined a submission to the relevant Oireachtas joint committee stating that we were against this attempt to make it easier to dismiss civil service workers. Now we want to send a clear message to Government that civil service workers are against the introduction of private sector dismissal practices into the civil service.

In particular, we believe that the authority to dismiss a civil servant should not be delegated below the level of Secretary General. It must be maintained at this level to ensure fairness and consistency of practice across the civil service.

The Joint Committee report, complete with submissions, can be found HERE.

Fórsa Civil Service Division



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