Fórsa writes to Department of Education seeking resolution to current school secretaries dispute

The Fórsa trade union has written to the Department of Education and Skills seeking a commitment that the department will agree to utilise the services of the Workplace Relations Commission in an effort to resolve the current school secretaries’ dispute.The union has advised school secretary members that the work to rule will continue until the dispute is resolved or until the parties are asked to defer the action to enter meaningful talks.

The work to rule action has withdrawn school secretaries from work on public service systems and databases because they are not paid or recognised as public servants

The action is expected to cause significant disruption to the administration of the schools sector without affecting students or parents.

School secretaries have been engaged in limited industrial action since Friday 20th September and local Forsa member Frank Consadine says they have no choice but to involve the WRC.