Helpline on Covid-19 Protections

Issued : 19 January 2021

Have your say this Wednesday, 20th January 12-6pm. FSU’s Advice Centre will be taking calls and listening to your concerns on the impact that the recent surge of Covid-19 cases has had to your work. Your union is committed to supporting you during this time. Give us a call on our freephone numbers (ROI) 1800 819 191 (NI-GB) 0800 358 0071 or email us at [email protected] 

Your union has been fighting to secure protections for members affected by the recent lockdown. These include continuity of pay for those with caring responsibilities impacted by school and creche closures. While each member’s personal circumstances differ, it has been our priority to protect those who are most vulnerable. 

Your health is of utmost importance. There are many who have underlying conditions and are at risk should they contract the virus. Seek medical advice first and foremost. Should you be categorised as being at risk, speak with your manager to discuss your options. Your union is here to support you, so get in touch if you have concerns. 

In the Republic of Ireland, facemasks are not mandatory for customers to wear in banks, credit unions or post offices. Our members have been very vocal in expressing their views. A recent survey revealed that the vast majority (93.3%) of members think Government should make the wearing of face masks mandatory in bank branches. Your union has campaigned tirelessly to have this changed over the last number of months. In a reply to a parliamentary question submitted by Deputy Ged Nash TD the Minister cited “public health and security reasons” as the excuse not to amend the relevant regulations.  

We are here to support you during this time. We are available by phone or email on Wednesday, 20th January 12-6pm, at (ROI) 1800 819 191 (NI-GB) 0800 358 0071 or email us at [email protected] 

FSU Advice Centre Team.