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Representatives from the Forsa Trade Union, Department of Education and Department of Finance are due to meet today at the Workplace Relations Committee to try and resolve the issue where all school secretaries would be treated on an equal footing.   Currently there is a two-tier pay system in operation…

A former local teacher and vice principal has expressed his surprise with the decision to reopen schools.   Schools are reopening across the North West today following the Christmas break.   It comes amid concern about the impact high Covid infection rates will have on staffing levels and student attendance.…

The Fórsa trade union’s School Secretaries branch, which represents more than 1,000 school secretaries in primary and secondary schools have confirmed that they will be engaging in further industrial action     School secretaries will hold three one-day work stoppages on Friday 23rd October, Monday 2nd November and Friday 13th…

Calls are being made on the HSE to immediately lift all barriers on recruitment for Health & Social Care Professionals in order to ensure the country’s public health system is adequately prepared for the rapid progress of the Covid-19 virus.   The calls are being made by the Fórsa trade…