The Fórsa union has accepted to attend fresh talks for school secretaries and caretakers.

A local Senator says he’s delighted that talks are due to commence aimed at
ending a dispute over pay and working conditions for school secretaries and
caretakers.

The Fórsa union has accepted an invitation from the Workplace Relations
Commission to attend fresh negotiations with the Department of Education.

Industrial action that had been planned for later this month by school
secretaries has been deferred as a result.

Fianna Fáil Senator Robbie Gallagher says secretaries and caretakers are
“vital” to schools and that the new government recognises this to be the
case: