Press Release

CE Supervisors welcome TDs support for motion on their pension rights

Date Released: 25 April 2018

Community Employment (CE) Supervisors have expressed their gratitude for the support a motion calling for the implementation of a Labour Court recommendation to provide them with a pension scheme received from opposition TDs yesterday (Tuesday, 24th April) evening.

A large number of CE Supervisors from across the country attended the Dáil debate on a private members’ motion, sponsored by Fianna Fáil, which calls on the Government to resolve the long-running issue concerning pension rights for these key community sector workers.
 
SIPTU Sector Organiser, Eddie Mullins, said: “This motion followed discussion concerning this issue with TDs from several parties and Independents. Yesterday it was supported in the Dáil by members of Fianna Fáil, the Labour Party, Sinn Féin, Independent TDs and others.
 
“Unfortunately, both the Ministers who will be directly involved in resolving this situation, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, and Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, did not attend the debate. Our members felt that this showed a lack of respect for their work within the community sector and their rights to an adequate pension scheme.
 
He added: “The motion will be voted on tomorrow and is expected to be supported by all the Dáil parties with the exception of the Fine Gael, whose members are sponsoring a Government amendment. It is expected to pass with a large majority and our members expect the Government to then fully implement the outstanding Labour court recommendation, so finally resolving this issue.
 
 “CE Supervisors play an invaluable and essential role in the delivery of programmes and schemes which are crucial to the wellbeing of communities throughout the country.”


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