Dublin Care Services
Fórsa’s Dublin Care Services branch represents members from a wide range of employments across the care sector. Grades represented include care staff, childcare workers, family support workers, Health and Social Care professionals (HSCPs) and a range of other workers across the care sector. 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 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.
Notice is hereby given that the nineteenth Annual General Meeting of the Dublin Care Services Branch will be held on Monday, 8th February 2021, commencing at 18:00hrs. Due to the current restrictions, the AGM will be held on an online platform and pre-registration will be required for access to the platform. Please register your intention to attend the AGM by sending an email firstname.lastname@example.org and, once approved, you will be sent a link to the platform. For more information, click here.
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.
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.
Fórsa membership benefits.