149/17 Circular: Ballot Result – New Union Project CPSU votes 3 to 1 in favour of new Fórsa trade union

To:       Branch Secretaries, Chairs, Executive members and Head Office
Date:   17th November 2017
Circ:     149/17
Re:       Ballot Result – New Union Project
CPSU votes 3 to 1 in favour of new Fórsa trade union

Dear Colleagues

Please bring this Circular to the attention of your members.

The Standing Orders Committee of the CPSU this afternoon declared the outcome of the ballot of members on the creation of the new union Fórsa.

Valid Poll:     5852   (59% turnout)

YES:                 4479    (76.5%)

NO:                  1371    (23.5%)

We understand the PSEU has declared it’s vote to be 69.8% in favour of the new union on a turnout of 53%. IMPACT is currently still counting its ballots which are reported to be strongly in favour. The formal outcome of all three ballots will be declared on Monday morning prior to the duly signed instrument of amalgamation documentation being lodged with the Registrar of Friendly Societies.

Fórsa will come into being on January 1st 2018.

Detailed advices in relation to the implications of the decision for Branch AGMs will be issued early next week.

Eoin Ronayne

General Secretary