4 results for tag: Advocacy


SOS – Support Our Secretaries

Fórsa has mounted a campaign for pay justice for school secretaries, most of whom are very poorly paid and have irregular, short-term contracts that force them to sign on during the summer holidays. This is because of an antiquated and discriminatory employment status, which was foisted upon school secretaries in 1978. It means that the few directly-employed by the education department have public service status, while the majority are employed by school management boards, which determine their pay and conditions.We helped develop the campaign brand, core messaging and materials.

More Power to You

The More Power To You campaign brings together trade unions representing over 30,000 local council workers. The campaign seeks to reclaim the role of local authorities and local democracy and has also called for legislative changes to facilitate directly-elected mayors and restore and expand town councils, which were abolished in 2014. We helped develop the campaign brand, core messaging and materials.

Threshold

Our Christmas DM campaign for the good folks in Threshold features the moving story of a single mum, her son who has special needs and his doting assistance dog Rex – and their struggle to find an affordable home to rent.

TASC Conference on Inequality – Depressing Reality or Uplifting Challenge?

Our Head of Advocacy and Awareness, Edel Hackett, shares her thoughts on the excellent TASC conference and looks forward to exploring some of the insights shared in our seminar on Budgets and New Politics on July 6th. When you sit in a room where the first speaker opens with the statement that inequality is going in the wrong direction it can be difficult to maintain a positive perspective. When that statement is followed by slide after slide graphically outlining widening income and wealth gaps across the world and here in Ireland, the despair that inequality is spinning out of control can begin to feel a little overwhelming. Add in the ...