Fórsa meeting for school secretaries on new proposals 

Fórsa trade union will host an information meeting for school secretaries at the Creggan Court Hotel in Athlone from 7 pm to 8.30 pm next Tuesday (March 8th) ahead of a ballot of its school secretary members on a set of proposals designed to regularise their employment terms and conditions.

  The draft proposals, which follow the union’s lengthy campaign for pay equality for school secretaries, were finalised last week at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

  The proposals include a new pay scale aligned with civil service Grade III clerical officer, an agreed method of assimilation into the new pay scale, alternative arrangements to the current practice of signing on for social protection payments during school holidays, a centralised payroll system and standardised arrangements for maternity leave, sick leave and annual leave.