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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…

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…

A north west member of the public service union Forsa says there are school secretaries and caretakers in the region who have been on the minimum wage for years. Frank Considine, a secretary in St Clare’s National School in Manorhamilton, was speaking as up to 1,000 school secretaries throughout the…

Industrial action by school secretaries across the north west is set to go ahead on tomorrow in a row with the Department of Education over pay.   A meeting between the Forsa union and department officials ended yesterday without agreement.   Forsa says most secretaries earn just 12,500 euro a…

Sligo County Council is calling for all school secretaries to be treated the same. A meeting of the council heard there can be a difference of up to €10,000 a year in what school secretaries are paid. The difference arises because some secretaries are employed by the Department of Education…