Please support our amazing secretary Ann, as she is directed by Fórsa (her union) to go on Strike on 15/9/2021. The office is CLOSED on this date as we Support Our Secretary (SOS) Ann is the first person everyone meets as they enter the school. She is supportive and kind to everyone she interacts with and as a school, we truly value everything she does on a daily basis. Her job description to too long to detail, however we would be lost with out her. She deserves parity with her fellow secretaries employed in Education Training Board schools and the public service .
Ireland’s school secretaries are to stage a one-day strike on Wednesday 15th September, and will gather in the capital for a national rally on the same day.
Their union Fórsa said pickets would be placed on the Dublin headquarters of the Department of Finance and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER), which stand accused of blocking implementation of a Government commitment to standardise pay and conditions of school secretaries.
Most of them earn just €12,500 a year, with irregular short-term contracts that force them to sign on during the summer holidays and other school breaks.