Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach

Estimates for Public Services 2021
Vote 12 - Superannuation and Retired Allowances (Supplementary)
Vote 17 - Public Appointments Service (Supplementary)

Photo of John McGuinnessJohn McGuinness (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fianna Fail)
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I thank the Minister and Deputy Doherty. Before we go into the formal acceptance of the Estimates and so on, I wish to draw the Minister's attention to report No. 42 from 2007 of the review body on higher remuneration in the public service and non-payment to health service senior managers, serving and retired. That report was provided to Government but there has been little or no action on it. The individuals concerned, many of whom are retired now, have written numerous times to senior officials and, indeed, some Ministers, to get some sort of action with regard to the implementation of the recommendation. That was in 2007. It has continued since then. There was a Labour Court ruling on it in 2011. All these individuals are still campaigning on the solution that was found through the Labour Court process, which was recommended by the review body on higher remuneration. When are these individual likely to get paid, given that the Minister is bringing forward Estimates now that will bring us to the end of 2021? They do not seem to be included in this either.