1 September 2023

~1 minutes read

Historic day for school secretaries across Galway as new pay contracts introduced

Share story:
Historic day for school secretaries across Galway as new pay contracts introduced

Galway Bay fm newsroom – It’s a historic day for school secretaries across Galway, and indeed the entire country. 

It’s because as of this morning, they’re now paid directly through the Department of Education, on a Clerical Officer salary scale. 

Previously, the amount paid varied from school to school – and some secretaries were paid less than minimum wage. 

Lousia Carty works at Ballymana National school in Craughwell and is chair of the FORSA School Secretaries National Branch. 

She told David Nevin the campaign spans years – but started gathering momentum in 2019 with the “Support our Secretaries” or SOS campaign. 

Share story:

Local TD criticises Minister for refusing to extend lime spreading window for farmers

Galway-Roscommon TD Denis Naughten is criticising the Agriculture Minister for not extending the lime spreading for farmers. Deputy Naughten says farmers ...

Two major community funding announcements expected for Moycullen and Newcastle tomorrow

Two major funding announcements are expected tomorrow for community centres in Moycullen and Newcastle. Residents and groups in both areas have been campa...

High Court dismisses woman's bid for injunction preventing sale of Knocknacarra home

The High Court has agreed to dismiss a businesswoman’s bid for an injunction restraining a financial fund and a receiver from selling what she claim...

Leading business women to attend entrepreneurs event at University of Galway

Leading business women in Ireland are set to attend a major entrepreneurs event in Galway next week. Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs will hear from speakers...