FSU launch campaign for cost-of-living increases

01 September 2022

Have some sense – support your staff with their living expense – FSU tells employers

The Financial Services Union (FSU) which represents staff in the Financial Services, Fintech and Tech sectors in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and across the UK has launched a campaign seeking additional financial supports from employers for their employees to support them through the current cost of living crisis.

The campaign is asking employers to have some sense and support your staff with their living expense.

As part of the campaign the FSU are surveying all their members on how the cost of living is affecting them.

Commenting on the campaign Gareth Murphy, head of industrial relations and campaigns with the FSU said:

“Meeting the cost of home heating, essential foods and back to school costs among other items is becoming a hardship for many. With inflation approaching 10% in the Republic of Ireland and exceeding 10% in Northern Ireland and the UK it is time for profitable employers to financially support their staff.

Pay increases have not kept pace with inflation and workers are concerned about their ability to pay bills and provide for themselves and their families.

The FSU are in discussions with all the main retail Banks on this issue and will campaign hard to achieve what is a fair and equitable outcome for staff”