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Hundreds of school secretaries are set to engage in a one-hour work stoppage today in protest over ‘precarious’ working conditions. Photograph: iStock

Hundreds of school secretaries are set to engage in a one-hour work stoppage today in protest over “precarious” working conditions. Pupils and parent(...)

The trade union Fórsa said there had been no breakthrough on any of the issues in the dispute at talks with the Department of Education. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd

Industrial action by school secretaries seems set to go ahead from Friday after talks aimed at averting the dispute over pay ended unsuccessfully on W(...)

Fórsa has called for many years for school secretaries and caretakers who were employed directly by school management boards to be placed on public service pay scales. Photograph: iStock

School secretaries are to take industrial action from later this month in a dispute over pay and working conditions. The secretaries who are represen(...)

The role of special needs assistants is likely to broaden significantly under a new support scheme for schools. Photograph: iStock

The union representing thousands of special needs assistants (SNAs) in schools is to seek better terms and conditions for members if they are given in(...)

Schools may have to close facilities outside of school hours due to restrictions on hiring caretakers. Photograph: iStock

Schools may be forced to stop providing access to their facilities by local communities outside of school hours due to restrictions on hiring caretake(...)

Fórsa said its members would not be making or taking phone calls, video conferencing or responding to or forwarding emails. Photograph: iStock

Industrial action which has been taking place in institutes of technology across the country and at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick has been suspe(...)

Doreen Doggett and Peg O’Meara from Dublin at the Fórsa conference in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/ Eye Focus Ltd.

Management in the Civil Service should be given the flexibility to pay staff above the usual entry rates, where necessary, in order to attract suitabl(...)

Trade union Fórsa attributed the recruitment problem to pay rates for cleaners in the public service, which were no longer competitive compared to those available in the private sector

Poor pay rates could be responsible for the Government having issues finding staff to clean the offices of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, a trade union has c(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien who said an agency was used to fill a critical role which had proved impossible to fill for a variety of reasons. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Members of the Impact trade union at the Limerick group of hospitals have commenced industrial action in protest at the €250,000 salary paid to a seni(...)

Hospital staff in Limerick have voted for industrial action over high levels of executive pay. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Hospital staff in Limerick have voted for industrial action in protest at high executive pay levels.The Irish Times revealed last month that the Limer(...)

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