Fórsa has sought clarification on a number of issues following a meeting with An Post management on its plans for the future of its GPO headquarters in Dublin.
The company is examining plans to move from the GPO,, O’Connell Street which famously served as the headquarters for the 1916 rising.
An Post has said that the GPO is not fit for purpose, and are proposing to vacate the historical landmark in favour of a new modern premises.
A union sub-group was established early on in the process, to facilitate consultation between the company and representatives from all three unions representing members in the company (Fórsa, AHCPS, CWU). Union officials from the three unions met with An Post senior management last Friday and are awaiting further documentation before talks continue.
Union officials from the three unions met with An Post senior management last Friday and are awaiting further documentation before talks continue.
Fórsa official Denis Keane said that some documentation is expected from the company this week with a view to further engagement.
“We hope to resume negotiations once clarification on a number of items is received but as of now, any decision to relocate would be premature,” said Denis.
A recent staff survey indicated that headquarters staff wish to remain working in the GPO.
Denis said that unions agree that GPO is in need of extension renovation, and while staff may need to be temporarily relocated during construction, they should return to the O’Connell street location.
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“All three unions strongly believe that the GPO remains the best option for both HQ based staff and the company,” he said.
Engagement is expected to resume shortly.