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# forsa - Friday 9 April, 2021

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked
# Covid19
# Covid19

'Vaccine lottery for SNAs': Union says jabs given to all staff in some schools while others overlooked

Apr 9th 2021, 2:23 PM 12,986 Views 24 Comments

The union is calling for SNAs to be designated as frontline healthcare workers and prioritised for vaccines.

# forsa - Monday 5 April, 2021

SNAs call for priority access to Covid-19 vaccines
# Rollout
# Rollout

SNAs call for priority access to Covid-19 vaccines

Apr 5th 2021, 2:39 PM 24,679 Views 39 Comments

A union representative said many risk passing Covid-19 on to vulnerable students.

# forsa - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Government drops plans to re-open schools for special education this Thursday
# Schools
# Schools

Government drops plans to re-open schools for special education this Thursday

Updated Jan 19th 2021, 10:26 PM 51,901 Views 225 Comments

Fórsa said its workers were genuinely fearful that a return to school was unsafe for students and staff.

# forsa - Monday 18 January, 2021

Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Deputy CMO insists school closures should be 'last resort' only after criticism from special needs teachers

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 8:49 PM 102,291 Views 118 Comments

Talks are continuing with unions about the reopening of schools for students with special educational needs.

# forsa - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Public service employers flouting health rules on workplace attendance, claims Fórsa
# Work From Home
# Work From Home

Public service employers flouting health rules on workplace attendance, claims Fórsa

Jan 12th 2021, 5:20 PM 45,106 Views 42 Comments

The union said there are many more public servants being ordered into the workplace now than last March.

# forsa - Friday 20 November, 2020

Poll: Would you support a four-day work week?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you support a four-day work week?

Nov 20th 2020, 8:29 AM 41,110 Views 63 Comments

Fórsa has called for pilot projects in public and private sector organisations to explore the feasibility of introducing a four-day week in Ireland.

# forsa - Thursday 19 November, 2020

'Government is seen as the vanguard': Trade union calls for four-day work week pilots
# Forsa
# Forsa

'Government is seen as the vanguard': Trade union calls for four-day work week pilots

Nov 19th 2020, 10:45 PM 20,423 Views 31 Comments

Fórsa says that the pandemic has changed people’s view of a four-day week from “radical” to “feasible”.

# forsa - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

School secretaries secure agreement for 'regularised' conditions at WRC
# Forsa
# Forsa

School secretaries secure agreement for 'regularised' conditions at WRC

Oct 28th 2020, 11:33 AM 19,900 Views 9 Comments

The long-standing dispute between the union and the government centres on a two-tier pay system for school secretaries.

# forsa - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

School secretaries to serve notice of plans for indefinite strike from mid-November
# Forsa
# Forsa

School secretaries to serve notice of plans for indefinite strike from mid-November

Oct 7th 2020, 2:26 PM 24,991 Views 23 Comments

The move was announced by trade union Fórsa, which represents more than 1,000 school secretaries.

# forsa - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds
# Schools
# Schools

Less than half of schools providing medical grade face masks to SNAs, survey finds

Sep 9th 2020, 3:53 PM 15,985 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a survey conducted by trade union Fórsa.

# forsa - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Lack of safety guidance on schools putting staff and students 'at risk', warns trade union
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Lack of safety guidance on schools putting staff and students 'at risk', warns trade union

Jun 23rd 2020, 6:08 PM 24,286 Views 29 Comments

Fórsa was critical of the Department of Education in a submission to the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee.

# forsa - Monday 22 June, 2020

Aer Lingus workers reject proposals on working conditions
# Forsa
# Forsa

Aer Lingus workers reject proposals on working conditions

Jun 22nd 2020, 5:36 PM 35,421 Views 41 Comments

Trade union Fórsa criticised the approach taken by Aer Lingus.

# forsa - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Aer Lingus cabin crew in Shannon to be temporarily laid off
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Aer Lingus cabin crew in Shannon to be temporarily laid off

May 27th 2020, 7:16 PM 26,999 Views 37 Comments

Staff at Dublin and Cork airports face further pay and roster cuts.

# forsa - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Childcare for healthcare workers - how a promised scheme failed to materialse
# Front Line
# Front Line

Childcare for healthcare workers - how a promised scheme failed to materialse

May 14th 2020, 1:31 PM 10,038 Views 14 Comments

The government announced that a childcare scheme for healthcare workers had to be scrapped.

# forsa - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Healthcare workers to pay €90 for childcare each week under latest government plan
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Healthcare workers to pay €90 for childcare each week under latest government plan

Updated May 6th 2020, 10:10 PM 40,173 Views 61 Comments

Trade union Fórsa has requested more information on what the plan entails.

# forsa - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

School secretaries to suspend work-to-rule industrial action to allow for WRC talks
# Secretaries
# Secretaries

School secretaries to suspend work-to-rule industrial action to allow for WRC talks

Jan 21st 2020, 7:45 AM 7,123 Views 44 Comments

Fórsa head of education Andy Pike said the talks needed to yield real and significant progress.

# forsa - Monday 9 December, 2019

School secretaries to hold national one-day strike and escalate their industrial action
# Pay Talks
# Pay Talks

School secretaries to hold national one-day strike and escalate their industrial action

Dec 9th 2019, 4:53 PM 11,390 Views 30 Comments

The one-day strike in January will be followed by a work-to-rule from the secretaries, trade union Fórsa said.

# forsa - Friday 18 October, 2019

Pilots union seeks High Court order preventing Ryanair from progressing legal action
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Pilots union seeks High Court order preventing Ryanair from progressing legal action

Oct 18th 2019, 5:49 PM 8,350 Views 0 Comments

Ryanair brought proceedings against the union over a planned 48-hour strike last August.

# forsa - Friday 20 September, 2019

Hundreds of school secretaries begin strike action this morning
# Dispute
# Dispute

Hundreds of school secretaries begin strike action this morning

Sep 20th 2019, 10:34 AM 10,744 Views 10 Comments

Secretaries are calling for better pay and conditions from the Department of Education.

# forsa - Monday 9 September, 2019

School secretaries to begin industrial action this month in dispute over pay and working conditions
# Forsa
# Forsa

School secretaries to begin industrial action this month in dispute over pay and working conditions

Sep 9th 2019, 6:20 AM 13,032 Views 15 Comments

Most school secretaries are not paid by the Department of Education directly.

# forsa - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Ryanair strike: Judge to rule on planned stoppage as early as this afternoon
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

Ryanair strike: Judge to rule on planned stoppage as early as this afternoon

Aug 20th 2019, 9:20 AM 13,294 Views 0 Comments

A 48 hour strike is planned from 12am on Thursday morning.

# forsa - Monday 19 August, 2019

Trade union Forsa contests Ryanair's bid to stop planned strike action
# High Court
# High Court

Trade union Forsa contests Ryanair's bid to stop planned strike action

Aug 19th 2019, 8:28 PM 10,610 Views 0 Comments

Forsa claims that the airline’s response to its detailed pay proposals “was curt and dismissive”.

High Court to hear Ryanair bid to prevent pilots' strike
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

High Court to hear Ryanair bid to prevent pilots' strike

Aug 19th 2019, 7:35 AM 15,339 Views 22 Comments

Their trade union served notice last week of plans for 48 hours of strike action from midnight on 22 August.

# forsa - Friday 16 August, 2019

Ryanair seeks injunction from High Court to prevent pilot strike from going ahead
# High Court
# High Court

Ryanair seeks injunction from High Court to prevent pilot strike from going ahead

Updated Aug 16th 2019, 3:35 PM 23,061 Views 58 Comments

Pilots are due to strike for 48 hours from 22 August.

# forsa - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Trade union Fórsa agrees to attend mediation talks over Ryanair pilots' dispute
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Trade union Fórsa agrees to attend mediation talks over Ryanair pilots' dispute

Aug 13th 2019, 5:17 PM 9,680 Views 10 Comments

Ryanair pilots in Ireland voted in favour of industrial action last Friday.

# forsa - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

It could make people happier and healthier - but would a four-day week work in Ireland?
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

It could make people happier and healthier - but would a four-day week work in Ireland?

Jun 26th 2019, 8:30 PM 23,923 Views 41 Comments

Proponents say there are a wide range of benefits to the idea – but not everyone is convinced.

# forsa - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Search-and-rescue helicopter pilots industrial action called off to allow for talks
# On Hold
# On Hold

Search-and-rescue helicopter pilots industrial action called off to allow for talks

Jan 24th 2019, 6:26 PM 6,670 Views 8 Comments

The pilots had planned to take action as a result of a dispute on rostering issues.

# forsa - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Explainer: Why are Irish Coast Guard search-and-rescue helicopter pilots taking industrial action?
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Explainer: Why are Irish Coast Guard search-and-rescue helicopter pilots taking industrial action?

Jan 23rd 2019, 6:01 AM 12,545 Views 7 Comments

From Thursday, the pilots will engage in a work-to-rule action.

# forsa - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Explainer: Why are some school secretaries on less money than others?
# Support Our Secretaries
# Support Our Secretaries

Explainer: Why are some school secretaries on less money than others?

Jan 20th 2019, 9:30 AM 33,023 Views 21 Comments

A campaign has begun this year to try to increase school secretaries’ pay – but is it so varied in the first place?

# forsa - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'Signing on the dole embarrases them the most': School secretaries launch campaign for equal pay
# Support Our Secretaries
# Support Our Secretaries

'Signing on the dole embarrases them the most': School secretaries launch campaign for equal pay

Jan 17th 2019, 5:10 PM 19,247 Views 21 Comments

Kathleen O’Doherty from Donegal has written to eight Education Ministers about school secretaries’ pay.

# forsa - Friday 7 December, 2018

Aer Lingus CEO apologises to staff for 'hurt and upset' caused by newspaper article
# Apology
# Apology

Aer Lingus CEO apologises to staff for 'hurt and upset' caused by newspaper article

Dec 7th 2018, 1:02 PM 33,043 Views 31 Comments

Stephen Kavanagh met with staff and union representatives yesterday evening.

# forsa - Thursday 22 November, 2018

'A four-day work week could lead to greater productivity and wealth'
# Future Of Work
# Future Of Work

'A four-day work week could lead to greater productivity and wealth'

Nov 22nd 2018, 7:00 AM 22,997 Views 23 Comments

Fewer working hours could benefit both individuals and the economy, Kevin Callinan writes.

# forsa - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Ryanair cabin crew to be represented by trade union for first time
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

Ryanair cabin crew to be represented by trade union for first time

Aug 30th 2018, 8:13 AM 10,803 Views 43 Comments

Fórsa said it’s looking forward to “securing improvements in terms and conditions” for employees.

# forsa - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Union says agreement reached between Ryanair and pilots
# Industrial Dispute
# Industrial Dispute

Union says agreement reached between Ryanair and pilots

Aug 23rd 2018, 8:03 AM 16,526 Views 13 Comments

It came after a 22-hour negotiating session that concluded this morning, Fórsa said.

# forsa - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Ryanair and pilots fail to reach agreement after marathon 12-hour talks
# 4th Day
# 4th Day

Ryanair and pilots fail to reach agreement after marathon 12-hour talks

Aug 16th 2018, 7:04 AM 16,815 Views 16 Comments

After five days of strikes, talks between the union and the airline remain at an impasse.

# forsa - Monday 13 August, 2018

'We can't rule out further strikes': Ryanair and union reps meeting today in a bid to avoid further travel chaos
# Up In The Air
# Up In The Air

'We can't rule out further strikes': Ryanair and union reps meeting today in a bid to avoid further travel chaos

Aug 13th 2018, 7:49 AM 12,240 Views 18 Comments

Talks will begin later this morning to try to resolve the long-running Ryanair dispute.

# forsa - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Hundreds of Ryanair flights cancelled as German and Dutch pilots join strike
# Grounded
# Grounded

Hundreds of Ryanair flights cancelled as German and Dutch pilots join strike

Updated Aug 8th 2018, 6:18 PM 46,898 Views 65 Comments

The airline said strike action on Friday is “unnecessary”.

# forsa - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Irish Ryanair pilots to hold further one-day strike on Friday 10 August
# Grounded
# Grounded

Irish Ryanair pilots to hold further one-day strike on Friday 10 August

Updated Aug 2nd 2018, 4:25 PM 40,432 Views 89 Comments

The airline has called the strike action “irresponsible”.

Ryanair says it will meet union next week 'once no further strikes called'
# Strike Action
# Strike Action

Ryanair says it will meet union next week 'once no further strikes called'

Aug 2nd 2018, 9:09 AM 8,242 Views 16 Comments

Ryanair and Fórsa have failed to reach an agreement on their disputes to date.

# forsa - Thursday 26 July, 2018

3,500 customers affected as Ryanair cancels 20 flights ahead of Friday 3 August strike
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

3,500 customers affected as Ryanair cancels 20 flights ahead of Friday 3 August strike

Jul 26th 2018, 4:11 PM 19,801 Views 36 Comments

The airline is set to offer refunds or re-accommodate passengers on other Ryanair flights.

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