Boards and Voluntary Agencies
Fórsa’s Boards & Voluntary Agencies branch represents members from a wide range of employments across the community and voluntary sector and the statutory boards. Grades represented include care staff, childcare staff, community workers, information officers, inspectors, admin staff, Health and Social Care professionals (HSCPs) and a range of other workers across the sectors. Volunteers from the membership of these employments come together to form the branch executive committee and, on a monthly basis, manage the affairs of the branch and represent your interests.
We aim to have a point of contact in every project, with each workplace having at least one union representative. If you do not have a workplace representative or point of contact then please discuss with colleagues and nominate someone. Training is available to support you.
The branch executive committee meets monthly to manage the affairs of members across the sector.
Vocational groups meet regularly to discuss and decide the important national issues facing particular grades and how the union should best tackle them.
If you have a query that relates to an issue in your workplace (or the broader sector that you work in) you should firstly inform your local workplace representative. Your workplace rep can then advise the industrial official if they are unable to resolve it themselves.
If you or your colleagues would like support in organising the union in your workplace (joining, rep training, etc.), then contact your organiser for information or to arrange a visit.
We are always looking for new members. If you would like to get involved with your Branch Executive Committee please contact the branch secretary.
Ideas for campaigns and Fórsa policy changes can be put forward at the Branch AGM each year. These can go on to inform the policy of the broader union. Motions are requested in advance and you are invited to come along and attend on the evening.
Fórsa membership benefits.