Met Éireann has issued a status red warning for the entire country until 15:00hrs Friday 2nd March.
Fórsa offices will remain closed until Monday 5th March.
Fórsa members are advised to liaise locally with employers about working arrangements.
Wednesday 28th February
The HSE staff panel of trade unions, which includes Fórsa, wrote to the HSE yesterday (Tuesday 27th February) to say the panel does not accept the HSE’s position (outlined in its memo 27th February) that staff must take leave from their annual leave complement if they cannot attend work for health and safety reasons during the status red weather warning.
The panel has advised that this matter remains in dispute, and a meeting between the staff panel and HSE management is scheduled to take place next Wednesday (7th March).
The HSE staff panel of unions is composed of the INMO, Siptu, Fórsa, IMO, MLSA, Connect and Unite trade unions.