Organising update – October 2015

logoMy name is Keivan Jackson and I’m the Dublin Care Services Organiser. It’s my job to maximise the effectiveness of the union in your workplace, by building strength and getting as many people involved in union activity as possible.

Please let me know if any of you would like to get more involved or if any of your colleagues would like me to come and speak to them about what the union does.

Workplace Structure

The union’s ultimate objective is to try to get a point of contact in every project in your workplace so that we are in touch with everything that is going on and can help resolve issues as early as possible.

In recent months 9 members have come forward as new points of contact and two have taken the step to become union workplace representatives. We have several active workplace committees in employments across the Dublin Care Services. If you are interested in getting more involved or hearing some more about how union structures work in the workplace please get in touch with me at


Communication is an area that we trying to improve across the DCS Branch. It is important that we know what issues are affecting our members. Likewise, we want our members to know more about what the union is doing on their behalf at national and local levels as well as any relevant campaigning work the union is engaged in.

The DCS Branch now has its own page on the IMPACT website. There is information on the Branch and regular updates will appear, keeping you informed about any Branch news.

Branch Executive info appears HERE

…and Branch News updates can be accessed HERE

Contact Details

At the moment there are a large number of members in our Branch that we do not have email addresses for. It is important that we get these as a lot of our communication with members is by email. Please ask your fellow members in the workplace if they have been receiving emails from me. If they haven’t please ask them to get in touch with me at with their latest email address so I can add them to the contact list.