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The Fórsa trade union is to ballot its school secretary members on a set of proposals designed to regularise their employment terms and conditions.   The draft proposals, follow the campaign for pay equality for school secretaries.  Proposals were finalised yesterday at the Workplace Relations Commission. . As a result…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says the battle for equality for school secretaries and caretakers is not over. That’s despite agreement having been reached last week in the long-running campaign in relation to pay for school secretaries. However, Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Kenny says there is still work to be done to…

Although the new school year is still only in its first week – it’s already been confirmed that there will be  disruption for students and teachers later this month.   School secretaries are to stage a one-day strike on September 15th.   Forsa, which represents the workers say they’ve been…

Forsa and Siptu union members staged a protest in Donegal town this morning in relation to the ongoing concerns over CE Supervisors pension rights. The protests took place outside the Abbey Hotel which coincided with the Ocean FM Election debate. The protest was staged to highlight the difficulties that supervisors…

Community Employment Supervisors in the north west are to go on strike. The issue stems from a 2008 Labour Court Recommendation regarding pension rights that has yet to be implemented 12 years on. Speaking to OceanFM News, Niall Shanahan of FORSA says there seems to be no ‘political will’ to…

A north west Forsa union member says talks that are to take place at the Workplace Relations Commission in an effort to end a school secretaries dispute will have to yield real and significant progress. It’s after an ongoing work to rule by school secretaries has been suspended from this…