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File image of members of the Fórsa school secretaries branch protesting outside the Department of Education in Dublin for  fair conditions for all school secretaries. File photograph: Damien Eagers/The Irish Times

The trade union representing school secretaries has warned that strikes were now “an active option” in the autumn following what it said was a “deriso(...)

Aer Lingus chief people officer Brian Bowden says the airline is  losing €1 million a day. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/ Bloomberg

Trade union Fórsa’s proposed settlement for 81 cabin crew whose jobs are threatened by Aer Lingus’s plans to close its Shannon base would cost an extr(...)

Fórsa said minimum qualifications had not been altered since the introduction of the “childcare assistant” scheme in 1979. Photograph: iStock

New higher minimum qualifications should be introduced for special needs assistants, the trade union Fórsa has urged. The union said on Wednesday it (...)

Would a four-day week mean  the chats around the water cooler are a thing of the past? Illustration: iStock

When Margaret Cox called her staff at ICE Group, a recruitment firm with its headquarters in Galway, to a team meeting in May 2019 and told them the n(...)

Fórsa general secretary Kevin Callinan said Ireland remained an outlier in Europe when it came to collective bargaining. File photograph: Laura Hutton

Ireland is in danger of breaching international law unless collective bargaining processes are strengthened, a new trade union-commissioned report has(...)

Proposed Government policing reforms would see civilian personnel lose their status as civil servants and be effectively ‘conscripted’ into An Garda Síochána, the trade union Fórsa has said.

Proposed Government policing reforms would see civilian personnel lose their status as civil servants and be effectively “conscripted” into An Garda S(...)

Fórsa said on Friday that there had to be consistent guidelines introduced in relation to roles that could be carried out outside of the office

Staff across the civil and public service are to seek a formal agreement with the Government on “fair access” to remote working in the future and safe(...)

The sector includes those who provide care for older people. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Specialist health services delivered by the community and voluntary sector in areas including disability, addiction and care for older people, are at (...)

“Cabin crew have endured over 14 months of pay-cuts, layoffs, redundancies and job insecurity,” says Ashley  Connolly of Fórsa.

Contradictory signals from Government on plans to reopen international travel put thousands of jobs at risk, aviation workers’ representatives warned (...)

Aer Lingus is laying off 130 cabin crew and other staff at Cork Airport without pay between September and November, according to trade union, Fórsa. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Aer Lingus is warning of further job cuts after announcing the closure of its Shannon Airport base with the potential loss of up to 130 workers. The(...)

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