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#School Secretaries

# school-secretaries - This year 2022

School secretaries vote to accept pay scale aligned with public service rates
# Pay And Conditions
# Pay And Conditions

School secretaries vote to accept pay scale aligned with public service rates

Mar 23rd 2022, 4:09 PM 19,713 Views 12 Comments

Previously most secretaries were employed directly by schools, with many earning minimum wage.

# school-secretaries - Last year 2021

School secretaries strike deferred after 'significant concessions' by Department of Education
# Pay Deal
# Pay Deal

School secretaries strike deferred after 'significant concessions' by Department of Education

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 3:25 PM 24,969 Views 19 Comments

The national one-day strike has been deferred for two weeks pending confirmation of a new pay package.

School secretaries to strike outside Department of Public Expenditure over lack of better pay offers
# Pay And Conditions
# Pay And Conditions

School secretaries to strike outside Department of Public Expenditure over lack of better pay offers

Sep 1st 2021, 12:02 PM 13,190 Views 10 Comments

Fórsa has said that civil servants have claimed the Tánaiste’s commitment to standard pay does not change WRC talks.

# school-secretaries - All time

School secretaries secure agreement for 'regularised' conditions at WRC
# Forsa
# Forsa

School secretaries secure agreement for 'regularised' conditions at WRC

Oct 28th 2020, 11:33 AM 20,057 Views 9 Comments

The long-standing dispute between the union and the government centres on a two-tier pay system for school secretaries.

School secretaries to serve notice of plans for indefinite strike from mid-November
# Forsa
# Forsa

School secretaries to serve notice of plans for indefinite strike from mid-November

Oct 7th 2020, 2:26 PM 25,277 Views 23 Comments

The move was announced by trade union Fórsa, which represents more than 1,000 school secretaries.

School secretaries to suspend work-to-rule industrial action to allow for WRC talks
# Secretaries
# Secretaries

School secretaries to suspend work-to-rule industrial action to allow for WRC talks

Jan 21st 2020, 7:45 AM 7,227 Views 44 Comments

Fórsa head of education Andy Pike said the talks needed to yield real and significant progress.

'We just want what's fair': School secretaries protest nationwide as they conduct work-to-rule action
# Education Minister
# Education Minister

'We just want what's fair': School secretaries protest nationwide as they conduct work-to-rule action

Updated Jan 10th 2020, 2:25 PM 17,376 Views 40 Comments

Talks between the Department of Education and trade union Fórsa are still ongoing at the Workplace Relations Commission.

School secretaries unhappy with 'an absolute joke' 1.5% pay increase offer
# Department Of Education
# Department Of Education

School secretaries unhappy with 'an absolute joke' 1.5% pay increase offer

Dec 13th 2019, 6:01 AM 10,688 Views 33 Comments

Talks broke down between the Department of Education and Fórsa at the Workplace Relations Commission this week.

School secretaries to hold national one-day strike and escalate their industrial action
# Pay Talks
# Pay Talks

School secretaries to hold national one-day strike and escalate their industrial action

Dec 9th 2019, 4:53 PM 11,435 Views 30 Comments

The one-day strike in January will be followed by a work-to-rule from the secretaries, trade union Fórsa said.

Education minister agrees to bring school secretaries dispute to Workplace Relations Commission
# WRC
# WRC

Education minister agrees to bring school secretaries dispute to Workplace Relations Commission

Oct 2nd 2019, 10:24 PM 7,147 Views 9 Comments

The dispute centres around the fact that only a few hundred of the country’s 3,500 secretaries are paid directly by the Department.

'I won't sign on, it's demeaning': School secretaries will strike tomorrow over pay
# Equal Pay For Equal Work
# Equal Pay For Equal Work

'I won't sign on, it's demeaning': School secretaries will strike tomorrow over pay

Sep 19th 2019, 6:15 AM 17,798 Views 43 Comments

A school secretary could be paid as little as €12,500 a year, with no holiday pay, sick leave or pension entitlements.

'It's like no one cares': School secretaries to be balloted for industrial action this autumn
# Equal Pay
# Equal Pay

'It's like no one cares': School secretaries to be balloted for industrial action this autumn

Jul 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 21,765 Views 57 Comments

Some secretaries don’t have regular hours, don’t get paid for the Christmas or summer breaks, while others aren’t entitled to sick pay or a pension.

Explainer: Why are some school secretaries on less money than others?
# Support Our Secretaries
# Support Our Secretaries

Explainer: Why are some school secretaries on less money than others?

Jan 20th 2019, 9:30 AM 33,253 Views 21 Comments

A campaign has begun this year to try to increase school secretaries’ pay – but is it so varied in the first place?

'Signing on the dole embarrases them the most': School secretaries launch campaign for equal pay
# Support Our Secretaries
# Support Our Secretaries

'Signing on the dole embarrases them the most': School secretaries launch campaign for equal pay

Jan 17th 2019, 5:10 PM 19,290 Views 21 Comments

Kathleen O’Doherty from Donegal has written to eight Education Ministers about school secretaries’ pay.

'It's soul destroying': The school secretaries that don't get paid for the Christmas holidays
# Equal Pay Equal Work
# Equal Pay Equal Work

'It's soul destroying': The school secretaries that don't get paid for the Christmas holidays

Dec 31st 2018, 10:00 PM 50,307 Views 50 Comments

“I was in the dole office before Christmas to sign on, and it takes ages each year,” one school secretary said.

'During the summer she has to sign on': Some school secretaries are paid €10,900 a year, others €35,000
# Equal Pay Equal Work
# Equal Pay Equal Work

'During the summer she has to sign on': Some school secretaries are paid €10,900 a year, others €35,000

Jul 15th 2018, 12:05 AM 45,885 Views 25 Comments

There are around 3,000 school secretaries in Ireland – most of whom are in precarious employment.

No reversal on pay cuts: Noonan
# Pay Cuts
# Pay Cuts

No reversal on pay cuts: Noonan

Mar 24th 2011, 8:45 PM 1,700 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Finance has ruled out a reversal on 5 per cent pay cuts to school secretaries and non-teaching staff.

School secretaries vote for industrial action over wage cuts
# Schools
# Schools

School secretaries vote for industrial action over wage cuts

Mar 5th 2011, 1:00 PM 1,750 Views 0 Comments

72 per cent of school secretaries and caretakers vote for industrial action over a 5 per cent pay cut imposed in January.