A Covid-19 Emergency Redeployment Policy has been agreed between Fórsa and Tusla, the child and family agency.
The agreed policy applies to all Tusla employees and to all grades of staff during the Covid-19 emergency, and takes immediate effect.
Fórsa official Chris Cully said the policy reflects the collaborative approach being adopted by health service unions and employers in the continuing effort to protect the best interests and health of all citizens.
The aim of this redeployment policy is to prioritise and ensure continuity of essential services, while also ensuring our members continue to have the protection of their union.
“We’re continuing to monitor the Covid-19 situation with Tusla and remain in regular teleconference contact. This policy provides an agreed framework to a situation that is without precedent, and which will make enormous demands on our public services in the coming weeks and months.
“The aim of this redeployment policy is to prioritise and ensure continuity of essential services, while also ensuring our members continue to have the protection of their union,” she said.
The document covers how redeployment will be managed at Tusla, in addition to agreed policy on payroll, alterations to work location or grade during the Covid-19 emergency, and policies on monitoring and review.
You can read the full document HERE.