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# forsa - Friday 20 May, 2022

Union calls for menstrual health policy in every Irish workplace
# Periods
# Periods

Union calls for menstrual health policy in every Irish workplace

May 20th 2022, 12:30 PM 18,140 Views 44 Comments

Over 70% of respondents in a survey conducted by the union had taken time off work because of their periods.

# forsa - Tuesday 5 April, 2022

Government approves creation of new Regional Health Areas as part of Sláintecare reforms
# Regional Health Areas
# Regional Health Areas

Government approves creation of new Regional Health Areas as part of Sláintecare reforms

Apr 5th 2022, 2:40 PM 13,897 Views 14 Comments

There will be a total of six RHAs under the new plans approved by the Government.

# forsa - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

School secretaries vote to accept pay scale aligned with public service rates
# Pay And Conditions
# Pay And Conditions

School secretaries vote to accept pay scale aligned with public service rates

Mar 23rd 2022, 4:09 PM 19,445 Views 12 Comments

Previously most secretaries were employed directly by schools, with many earning minimum wage.

# forsa - Tuesday 15 February, 2022

Policing Bill will 'create confusion and cause a lack of clarity' for gardaí, committee to hear
# Justice Committee
# Justice Committee

Policing Bill will 'create confusion and cause a lack of clarity' for gardaí, committee to hear

Feb 15th 2022, 6:30 AM 13,952 Views 2 Comments

Garda unions will appear before an Oireachtas committee today.

# forsa - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Unions call for healthcare workers to not be exempt from five-day household Covid rule
# HSE
# HSE

Unions call for healthcare workers to not be exempt from five-day household Covid rule

Nov 18th 2021, 10:00 PM 24,542 Views 21 Comments

Dr Colm Henry said the HSE is finalising its policy around this at the moment.

# forsa - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

Unions call for 3% pay increase for voluntary and community sector workers
# Voluntary Sector
# Voluntary Sector

Unions call for 3% pay increase for voluntary and community sector workers

Updated Nov 9th 2021, 1:00 PM 11,504 Views 10 Comments

Unions say the sector was severely hit by the recession and workers have not received a pay rise in 12 years.

# forsa - Saturday 11 September, 2021

Irish trade unions voice concern over Amazon worker surveillance and alleged union-busting
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

Irish trade unions voice concern over Amazon worker surveillance and alleged union-busting

Sep 11th 2021, 6:00 AM 34,606 Views 30 Comments

“Our employees have the choice of whether or not to join a union,” an Amazon spokesperson said.

# forsa - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

School secretaries to strike outside Department of Public Expenditure over lack of better pay offers
# Pay And Conditions
# Pay And Conditions

School secretaries to strike outside Department of Public Expenditure over lack of better pay offers

Sep 1st 2021, 12:02 PM 13,170 Views 10 Comments

Fórsa has said that civil servants have claimed the Tánaiste’s commitment to standard pay does not change WRC talks.

# forsa - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Industrial relations 'concerns' as Government plans Irish Aviation Authority break up
# Industrial Relations
# Industrial Relations

Industrial relations 'concerns' as Government plans Irish Aviation Authority break up

Aug 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,537 Views 12 Comments

The law to break up the Irish Aviation Authority is currently before the Seanad.

# forsa - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Garda unions begin industrial relations dispute against management over new anti-corruption unit
# Garda Dispute
# Garda Dispute

Garda unions begin industrial relations dispute against management over new anti-corruption unit

Jul 22nd 2021, 12:42 PM 27,804 Views 27 Comments

The unit was launched in June but unions say it was introduced without consultation.

# forsa - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Employees face income support 'cliff edge' unless supplementary payments extended, says Sinn Féin TD
# Unemployment Supports
# Unemployment Supports

Employees face income support 'cliff edge' unless supplementary payments extended, says Sinn Féin TD

Jun 8th 2021, 6:15 AM 10,574 Views 14 Comments

The Short Term Work Support benefit is coming to a close for many in receipt of it, which will affect workers in industries impacted by Covid-19, particularly aviation.

# forsa - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Industrial relations stand-off looms as representative bodies question mandatory drug testing
# Garda Drug Testing
# Garda Drug Testing

Industrial relations stand-off looms as representative bodies question mandatory drug testing

Jun 2nd 2021, 4:02 PM 15,559 Views 46 Comments

The drug testing regime was launched yesterday and is ‘mandatory’ for all garda members.

# 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 13,025 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 24,716 Views 40 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 51,948 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 102,467 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 45,200 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 41,141 Views 64 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 20,484 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 20,032 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 25,233 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 16,023 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 24,309 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 35,589 Views 42 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 27,032 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 10,080 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 40,209 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 7,212 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 11,418 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 8,380 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 10,783 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 13,064 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 13,331 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 10,634 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 15,364 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 23,123 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 9,699 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 23,988 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 6,691 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 12,702 Views 7 Comments

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

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