School secretaries suspend industrial action

Fórsa’s School Secretaries branch suspended its industrial action today (Tuesday 22nd) following confirmation that school employers would be represented in negotiations at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), effectively removing any barrier to the talks taking place under the Industrial Relations Acts. The industrial action had been in place since Friday 20th September. Fórsa said it had received written confirmation that school management bodies will fully participate in WRC negotiations, and would recommend acceptance of any outcome to individual school boards of management, on the provision that the Department of Education and Skills will fund any new agreement.