Section 39 staff to ballot

Fórsa members in a small number of ‘section 39’ agencies are to be balloted for industrial action in the latest phase of the union’s campaign for pay justice in independent organisations that rely on State funding to deliver vital health and care services.

Once the ballots are completed, the union is due to discuss the next steps with other ICTU-affiliated unions in the sector.

So far, the campaign for pay justice has resulted in €1,000 payments for workers in 50 organisations. Fórsa is committed to completing the process of pay restoration for workers in the community and voluntary sector.